Fans commemorate Princess Diana's 22nd anniversary on palace gates

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Posters of Diana, Princess of Wales are placed on the gates of Kensington Palace as the anniversary of her death falls on Saturday. Photo: Rick Findler/PA Wire

Fans of the late Princess Diana have come out in force to commemorate her memory on the 22nd anniversary of her tragic death.

The gates of her former home of Kensington palace are fast filling up with tributes and photos of the royal who passed away in a car crash in Paris on the 31st of August, 1997.

Princess Diana, passed away 22 years ago today, in a tragic car crash in Paris. Photo: Getty Images

Remembering the ‘people’s princess’ 22 years later

Fans of the royal have left images of her in her youth alongside collages, posters, quotes and mementos.

Photos show royal watchers standing at the gate, and taking pictures on the eve of her anniversary in England, which falls today in Australia.

One large banner shows iconic shots of the humanitarian with her famous sons, alongside a sweet note.

“Her work continues through her loving sons Prince William & Prince Harry,” it reads.

One homemade poster remembers the princess with photos and a sweet note. Photo: Rick Findler/ AAP

Others left more personal touches, with homemade collages dominating the wrough-iron gate.

“22 years today we remember the people’s princess,” one tribute, painstakingly put together on pink cardboard reads.

The touching piece is dotted with cut out shots of Diana in her famously fashionable attire, as well as family shots of Prince William and Kate, and Harry and Meghan, with the grandchildren she never got to meet.

Tragic anniversary of her 1997 death

The tributes are a yearly tradition on the princess’s death anniversary, who would have been 58 this year.

The royal died in a horrifying traffic accident that also killed her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, along with the driver, Henri Paul in 1997.

Princes William and Harry lost their mother Diana early in life. Photo: Getty Images

Harry and William remember Diana with Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton

Reports from US Weekly say her sons will most likely get together for a meal to remember their mother on the harrowing day.

With a new grandchild in Archie, the day is likely to be extra sensitive for Harry, who was only 12 years old when his mother passed.

William was 15 and both boys had the eyes of the world on them at the televised funeral.

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