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Prince William and Prince Harry Pay Tribute to Princess Diana at Kensington Palace Memorial Garden

The Duchess of Cambridge joined the royal brothers on a tour of the White Garden.
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Prince William and Harry have paid tribute to their mother Princess Diana with a visit to her memorial garden at Kensington Palace on the day before the 20th anniversary of her death.

The royal brothers were joined by the Duchess of Cambridge on a tour of the Sunken Garden, which has been transformed into the White Garden in Diana's memory this summer.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

Head Gardener Sean Harkin led the royals on a walk around the grounds and pointed out a number of Diana's favorite flowers on the way, from lilies to white roses.

During the visit, the princes also met with representatives from some of the main charities Diana supported, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Aids Trust, the Leprosy Mission and the English National Ballet.

According to Harkin, the Sunken Garden was one of Diana's favorite spots in her former home.


Kate, William, and Harry walk through the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, a favorite spot of Princess Diana’s.

"The Sunken Garden is the jewel of Kensington Palace and it was a particular favorite of Diana's," he explained to Country Living. "In the mornings, she would go out for a jog and would stop by the garden and have a chat with Graham and the gardeners. She would say how much she liked the garden and comment on what it was looking like depending on the seasons. She would have a bit of a joke with them and was really friendly and warm."


Head gardener Sean Harkin leads the royals on a walk around the grounds.

The garden is the fourth London memorial to the late Princess. The temporary tribute will stay open to visitors until the end of the year.

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Following the garden tour, William and Harry read the cards and messages left by well-wishers outside the Palace's Golden Gates. Kensington Palace tweeted: "The Duke and Prince Harry are grateful for the many flowers, letters and messages they have received about their Mother. They wanted to say thank you to those who made the journey to Kensington Palace."

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

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