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William And Harry Visit Diana Tributes At Kensington Palace On Eve Of Anniversary Of Her Death

Harry confesses 'all of us lost somebody'.

30/08/2017 18:56 | Updated 31 August 2017

On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, her sons the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited her memorial garden at Kensington Palace on Wednesday where tributes have been left for the Princess of Wales. 

William, 35, and Harry, 32, stood looking at photos and floral tributes left for their mother at the Golden Gates of the palace as Harry confessed “all of us lost somebody.”

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The Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death.

Kensington Palace said in a tweet that today’s visit “will be The Duke and Prince Harry’s opportunity to publicly pay tribute to their mother, and all she achieved”.

Footage from the visit shows pictures of the princess pinned to the gates, with a growing sea of flowers on the ground.

Kensington Palace was Diana’s home from 1981 until her death.

The two young royals knelt by the tributes to read the cards and letters left to honour their late mother.

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Tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales, have been attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace.
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The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry depart after viewing tributes to Diana.
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Prince Harry (right) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge views tributes to Princess Diana.

Wednesday’s walkabout echoed scenes in the immediate aftermath of Diana’s death, where a young William and Harry joined their father Prince Charles to see the thousands of tributes left for the Princess of Wales.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry look at floral tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales outside Kensington Palace on September 5, 1997 in London.

While at the palace today, William and Harry spoke to well-wishers, waving and smiling at the crowd who had gathered outside the gates.

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Prince Harry and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, meet well wishers.

They collected flowers brought by those who had gathered there and placed the bouquets among the floral tributes for the late princess.

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The Duke of Cambridge is given flowers by members of the public which he then placed amongst the tributes to Diana.
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Prince Harry takes a bouquet of flowers from a wellwisher to add to the tributes to Diana.

During their trip to the palace today, William and Harry were joined by the Duchess of Cambridge to tour the White Garden, which was planted in Diana’s memory.

They also met with representatives from charities supported by the Princess of Wales. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit the White Garden in Kensington Palace.

Diana died of injuries she sustained in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

The inquest into her death found that she was unlawfully killed by a combination of the driving of chauffeur Henri Paul, who was found to be intoxicated at the time, and the actions of the mob of photographers.

The inquest jury also specified that the passengers’ failure to wear seat belts also contributed to their deaths.

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