Princess Diana death:Fans tributes outside the gates of Kensington Palace

In London On Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the late Princess Diana’s passing in a Paris automobile accident, admirers of the royal left mementos outside the gates of her Kensington Palace residence.

Numerous pictures and comments from fans, some of whom claimed to make yearly pilgrimages to the location to recall the tragedy, were scattered around an arrangement of white chrysanthemums spelling out “Princess Diana.”

 

“We just come here, do the memorial and, you know, we just chat about things that she used to do, you know, to … let people know that we will never forget the princess, we will never forget what she’s done,’’ said Julie Cain, 59, who traveled 300 miles (480 kilometers) from Newcastle in northern England. “We just want her legacy kept, like, going as long as possible.”

 

People all around the globe, who believed they knew the princess after seeing her accomplishments and hardships play out on TV screens and newspaper front pages for 17 years, were shocked when Diana passed away on August 31, 1997, at the age of 36. The memorials placed outside Kensington Palace on Wednesday served as a little reminder of the massive floral arrangements that were stacked there in the days following Diana’s passing.

From the moment she became engaged to Prince Charles until the evening of her passing, Diana was the subject of nonstop media coverage. Her fantasy wedding, painful divorce, and attempts to start again all made news.

Her transformation from a reserved adolescent into an international style icon who charmed Nelson Mandela and went over a minefield to support the campaign to banish landmines was witnessed by the public. Along the way, she demonstrated to the royal family, especially her sons William and Harry, how to engage with the public and remain current.

 

Like dawn dawned above the palace on Wednesday morning, Cain and her companion Maria Scott, 51, paid their tribute to Diana as they do each year.

“There was just something distinctive about that girl. Naturally, I watched the fairy-tale princess’ wedding as well, Scott added. And, as you can see, she was a part of your life since you saw her on television every day. She appeared in journals and newspapers. She was everywhere. You had the impression that she was a part of your life.

 

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