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Tribute given by the fans of the Royal family for the late Diana, Princess of Wales, outside Kensington Palace in London

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In Pics: Sons and Fans Pay Tribute on Diana’s Death Anniversary

Paris and London remember Princess Diana on her death anniversary. She died in a car crash in paris in 1997.

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Mourners Remember Diana at Kensington Palace

Twenty years ago today, Britain lost a beloved Queen. The intensity of grief was pitched high even then as it is today. She was killed in a car crash in Paris 31 August 1997. A multitude of people gathered at dawn at the gates of Kensington Palace in London, the residence of the British Royal family.

Laying flickering candles in the dark, supporters met where tens of thousands had flocked in 1997 to mark the death of one of the most famous women in the world in a Paris car crash.

Similar Scenes in Paris at Spot of the Accident

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and several other mourners have paid tribute to Princess Diana near the spot in Paris where a deadly car accident killed her 20 years ago, placing flowers, photos and written notes in memory of the beloved British royal.

The Flame of Liberty, a golden memorial above the Alma Tunnel, is the spot where the crash took place. The golden flame has become an unofficial memorial to Diana.

Princes William and Harry at Kensington Palace

Princes William and Harry paid tribute to their mother Princess Diana on Wednesday, a day before the 20th anniversary of her death.

They met the representatives of the charities she supported in a public garden at Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana resided until the fatal accident.

The Royal Trio at White Garden

William, Harry and Kate went to take a tour of the White Garden where they were greeted by the palace’s head gardener, who had known Diana as a frequent visitor.

She used to visit a spot called the Sunken Garden within the garden. He took them to visit other spots and the plants which she used to admire.

Wedding and Divorce

The 20th anniversary of Diana's death has prompted a renewed fascination with a woman who made headlines around the world when she married heir-to-the-throne Charles in a fairytale wedding in 1981 before the couple divorced in bitter circumstances in 1996.

A Global Icon

Diana's death in a Paris underpass sparked an outpouring of grief that stunned many Britons, with thousands of mourners descending on the palace to leave flowers and letters to pay tribute to a woman who had become a global fashion icon and charity campaigner.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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