Grief for the Princess of Hearts
People across Kent joined the public outpouring of grief that followed the death of Princess Diana.
Floral tributes were laid, books of condolence opened, flags flown at half mast and prayers said at church services.
Diana’s funeral took place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, September 6, with an estimated three million mourners travelling to the capital.
Princes William and Harry joined Prince Charles, the Duke of Edinburgh and Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, in following her coffin to the service, where singer Elton John, a friend of the Princess, performed a specially-written version of his song Candle in the Wind.
The worldwide television audience was estimated at 2.5 billion people.
The day after the tragedy, Monday, September 1, the KM Group produced a special edition of its daily newspaper Kent Today, several pages from which are reproduced below.