William and Harry honour their mother at memorial garden 20 years after her death
LONDON — Princes William and Harry visited a memorial garden dedicated to Princess Diana Wednesday to pay tribute to their mother’s charity work on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death.
The royals, accompanied by William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, huddled under umbrellas in the pouring rain as they strolled through the Sunken Garden, which is planted with white flowers and dedicated to the princess at her former home, where she once would stroll by and ask the gardeners about their ever-changing displays.
The weeks before the anniversary of Diana’s death have been met with reflection in Britain as the public remembers “the people’s princess” and considers her contributions to the country and the monarchy.
Many brought flowers, which the princes gathered and laid in front of the gates of Kensington Palace.
“I still get upset, I can’t even watch the funeral, it just brings it all back. It really upsets us and no, the feelings haven’t diminished and she’s too much of an important person to forget about,” said Maria Scott, 46, who was among those waiting for the princes at the palace gates.
Fans from as far as Australia have posted homemade signs. One read “Her work carries on through her loving sons,” while another said, “20 years on and we still miss you.”
Prince William and Prince Harry looked over tributes to Princess Diana left at one of the entrances to Kensington Palace to mark the coming 20th anniversary of her death.