Tributes to 'truly extraordinary' Diana 20 years after auto crash death

Prince William and Prince Harry stand outside Kensington Palace to honor their late mother's memorial

Tom Sancton, Time magazine Paris bureau chief at the time, co-author of the book "Death of a Princess", remembered: "Anyone who is old enough to remember that night and day will forever be marked by it in some way".

Graham Smith, the CEO of Republic which wants the monarchy abolished, told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "In the long term I think [Diana's death has] actually probably put [the Royal Family] in a very risky place, because they're sort of now relying on sort of the celebrity game".

During the interview, Gourmelon said he remembers trying to calm down Diana's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, who was sitting in the front seat of the auto during the accident.

A British street artist has created a moving tribute to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. Son Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, went on to marry Kate Middleton and the couple now has two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

"I think she got married far too young, she was unable to articulate her own needs... she lived in a loveless marriage".

"Her beauty will be particularly remembered because she was an extraordinary attractive woman, but also that sense of tragedy, that sense of dying still young and lovely, which impacted on all of us", Flint said.

Diana was then buried at her family home in Althorp.

It's impossible not to think about when they were much younger boys, putting on the same fearless faces while mourners brought flowers and mementos to the palace gates all those years ago.

People are today gathering outside the gates of Kensington Palace to celebrate the life of Diana, 20 years on from her tragic death. Many, including her sons, believe the paparazzi who hounded her in Paris the night of the vehicle crash are partly to blame for her death.

Twenty years after the demise of princess Diana, her sons princes Harry and William have paid a last tribute to Kensington.

Diana's humanitarian efforts left an impact on the world, changing many people's lives for the better.

Diana's memory is now worth millions of pounds a year in accessories, souvenirs and exhibitions.

Princes William and Harry have viewed tributes left at Kensington Palace's gates on the 20th anniversary of their mother's death.

Across Britain, people are marking the 20th anniversary of the Paris vehicle crash which claimed the life of Princess Diana.

Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed were both killed in the crash along with their driver Henri Paul, but her bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, the only one of the quartet wearing a seatbelt, survived.

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