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Princess Diana fans leave tributes outside Kensington Palace on 23rd anniversary of her death

The late Princess is fondly remembered by millions across the world

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Princess Diana died 23 years ago to this day in an accident in Paris.

Tributes have poured in today over the Princess of Wales‘ tragic and untimely passing.

Well-wishers gathered outside Kensington Palace to honour Diana as well as leaving flowers and gifts outside the gates.

Well-wishers gather outside Kensington Palace on the 23rd anniversary of Princess Diana’s death (Credit:

Thousands have taken to Twitter to post their tributes and memories of the late royal.

One mourner tweeted: “#PrincessDiana 23 Years ago today, the United Kingdom lost their ‘Peoples Princess.’

“RIP #Diana Princess of Wales. #RipDiana #DianaPrincessofWales.”

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Princess Diana passed 23 years ago today (Credit:

In addition, another shared: “23 years ago the world lost one of the most inspiring and influential women the world could know.

“Thank you for leaving a lasting legacy and impact on all the lives you touched with your courage and kindness.

“Rest In Power to a legend. #PrincessDiana.”

The People’s Princess

After that, a third user posted: “23 years ago today we lost this angel.

“I wasn’t born when Diana was around, but she is still one of my inspirations.

Princess Diana died in Paris in 1997 (Credit:

“She taught everyone that an act of kindness can go along way.

“We love you Diana, the people’s princess who is always in our hearts Red heart #PrincessDiana.”

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In addition, a fourth remarked: “Her passing had an affect on people all over the world. May she continue to rest in peace.”

On August 31, 1997, Diana died aged 36.

She died after suffering internal injuries and several cardiac arrests after her chauffeur driven car collided in a tunnel accident.

She died at the hospital Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in the early hours of the morning.

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However, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Gone, but never forgotten

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry (Credit:

Her funeral was held just under a week later on September 6.

Here thousands of mourners paved the streets of London as her casket was driven towards Westminster Abbey.

An estimated 2.5 billion people across the globe watched the funeral.

Meanwhile, now Prince William and Prince Harry maintain their mother’s legacy.

They both continue to partake in charity initiatives which were close to their mother’s heart.

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A new Princess Diana statue set to be unveiled next year (Credit:

In addition, they shall unveil a new Princess Diana statue next year in Kensington Gardens.

Meanwhile, the brothers’ commissioned the statue and helped with its design.

It is set to be unveiled on July 1, 2021, which would have been Diana’s 60th birthday.

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