Celebrities Pay Tribute to Princess Diana on the 20th Anniversary of Her Death
Twenty years after the untimely death of Princess Diana, celebrities have taken to social media to commemorate the royal.

Yesterday marked 20 years since Princess Diana died in a fatal car accident in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France.

This week, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry paid tribute to their mother at a garden dedicated to her honor at Kensington Palace, and last month saw the airing of a documentary about their mother in which they opened up about her generosity, empathy, and love of dressing them in bizarre children's clothes.

To commemorate "The People's Princess," celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute to the British icon.

[email protected] and I had the privilege to meet Princess Diana at the Apollo 13 screening in London. She could not have been more gracious, charming, funny and kind. I was expecting our second son at the time and she kept asking me if I was comfortable, and if I needed anything. She was a gregarious dinner partner , laughing and engaged. I think she felt like a "normal" person. It was when she got up from the table it became so noticeable that she wasn't "normal." The entire restaurant went silent and watched her as she made her way through the tables to go to the ladies room. With all the scrutiny, she managed to teach us that it was safe to hold the hand of an HIV/AIDS patient, to treat the homeless with dignity, to be fearless in love of humanity. I often wonder what she would have done with her future had she lived. God bless her soul.

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I met her Royal Highness, Princess Diana when I was shooting the sequel to A Fish Called Wanda. The truth is I didn't meet her. She was to visit our set deep in the gardens of Pinewood Studios with her children and we waited for her all morning and then when we took a break midday, I raced via golf cart to my dressing room to use the restroom. While I was in there someone came knocking on my door saying that Princess Diana and her children had arrived on set and as I raced back in the golf cart, they were already walking away. The next day I wrote her a note explaining my nature break and how disappointed I was not to tell her, in person, how much I admired her. A hand delivered letter from Kensington Palace, on her stationary, came the next day thanking me for mine and understanding completely the need for nature to take it's course. We exchanged a hope that we would get to meet in the future. Later that summer I heard about her shocking death. I remember turning off the television knowing what the media was going to do. I picked up a book on meditation which was next to my bed by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfeld. In it it said that at the time of death, people who try to live mindfully, ask themselves only two questions. Did I learn to live wisely? Did I love well? I thought about her and her life and the choices she made and how brave she was, how she reached out to that young man with AIDS before anyone did, the mine fields, mental health and so much more and how much she loved her children, the image of them running into her outstretched arms after a long trip. It gave me comfort that although her life was short, it was complete. She was a great role model for me. An example to live by. I honor her this day.

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A princess gone far too soon.


This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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