Britain pays tribute to Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her death.


Flowers and tributes were placed outside the gates of Kensington Palace in remembrance. Some wore Union Jack-themed dress while offering cards and candles at the People’s Princess’ former home.

Tributes also rolled in from the internet. Elton John posted a photo on his Instagram account of the two of them. “20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. RIP,” he wrote.

20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. #RIP @ejaf

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Diana died in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997, after the car she was in crashed in a tunnel while fleeing from paparazzi. The driver was later found to have had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. Diana was 36 when she died, and left behind sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

While she was part of the royal family, she brought a common tough to the royal family. She shook hands with AIDS patients, and talked openly about her failing marriage to Prince Charles as well as her struggles with bulimia. Many believe that Diana helped revive and reinvent the royal family, and also paved the way for Kate Middleton. “

Princes William and Harry honored their late mother by laying flowers at the gates and by visiting the White Garden, which was planted in her memory. “There’s not a day that William and I don’t wish that she was… we don’t wish she was still around,” Harry said in recent ITV documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.

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