Friends and fans re­mem­ber Diana

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES -

THE an­niver­sary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales was be­ing marked by her friends and fans to­day — 20 years after she was killed in a car crash.

Diana’s sons the Duke of Cam­bridge and Prince Harry have al­ready paid trib­ute to their mother, vis­it­ing the flo­ral trib­utes and pic­tures of the princess left at the gates of her for­mer home Kens­ing­ton Palace.

The broth­ers toured the site yes­ter­day and laid flow­ers on be­half of well-wish­ers who had gath­ered to see the royals.

Wil­liam and Harry also met rep­re­sen­ta­tives of char­i­ties their mother sup­ported and the prince told them how her death was a tragedy for them as well as his fam­ily.

The princess was also be­ing re­mem­bered at East Lon­don’s Mild­may Mis­sion Aids hos­pi­tal, vis­ited reg­u­larly by Diana when it was a hos­pice car­ing for HIV pa­tients.

The in­sti­tu­tion was to hold a re­mem­brance ser­vice and past mem­bers of staff were to share their mem­o­ries of Diana as was the hos­pi­tal’s patron, ac­tress Linda Rob­son, and dancer Wayne Sleep who fa­mously per­formed with the princess.

Diana was a woman whose warmth, com­pas­sion and em­pa­thy for those she met earned her the de­scrip­tion the “peo­ple’s princess”.

Twenty years may have passed since her death shocked the world but her ap­peal re­mains undi­min­ished.

Fans of Diana, who was killed in a Paris car crash on Au­gust 31 1997, were gath­er­ing at Kens­ing­ton Palace to mark the an­niver­sary.

Wil­liam and Harry have spo­ken can­didly about their mother in the run-up to the 20th an­niver­sary of her death, de­scrib­ing the per­sonal an­guish they ex­pe­ri­enced and the grief they still feel.

Harry, in­ter­viewed for an ITV doc­u­men­tary about his mother, said: “There’s not a day that Wil­liam and I don’t wish that she was ... still around.

“And we won­der what kind of a mother she would be now, and what kind of a pub­lic role she would have, and what a dif­fer­ence she would be mak­ing.”

Wil­liam echoed his brother’s words in a magazine in­ter­view. He said: “I think she would have car­ried on, re­ally get­ting stuck into var­i­ous causes and mak­ing change. If you look at some of the issues she fo­cused on, lep­rosy, Aids, land­mines, she went for some tough ar­eas. She would have car­ried on with that.”

The Duke of Cam­bridge and Prince Harry view­ing trib­utes to their mother at Kens­ing­ton Palace.

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