Prince William and Prince Harry will pay tribute to their mother Princess Diana today – a day before their mother’s 20th death anniversary.
The two will also be meeting with representatives of the charities Diana supported at Kensington Palace, their current home and where their mother lived until she was killed in a car crash on Aug 31, 1997.
The late princess is yet again in new after fresh revelations about her life and a raft of TV documentaries sprung up around her death anniversary. William and Harry contributed to some of the documentaries to honour her memory but are otherwise marking the occasion more discreetly than in previous years. On Thursday, they will reflect on their mother`s life in private.
The two will be taking a tour of one of Kensington Palace’s public gardens that has been transformed temporarily in memory of Diana. White English roses and forget-me-nots were planted in the area, renamed the White Garden, in tribute to the princess.
The palace’s head gardener and a gardener who knew Diana from her frequent visits to the spot, usually known as the Sunken Garden, will explain the design and point out some of the princess’s favourite plants.
Britons have also paid their tribute to the late princess by leaving flowers outside the palace. Photographs and messages had been attached to its front gates as the public paid their respects, although in far fewer numbers than immediately after her death.
The vast outpouring of grief that followed the night Diana’s limousine crashed in a Paris tunnel stunned many Britons, known for their stiff upper lip.
After touring the garden, the princes will meet representatives from causes Diana had supported, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Aids Trust and The Leprosy Mission.