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Remembering Diana, 2011

Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on 31 August 1997, huge numbers of floral tributes were left outside places associated with her, especially her London home, Kensington Palace. According to the Sun of 4 September 1997: ‘An amazing £30 million worth of flowers have been laid around Britain in memory of Diana.’
Particularly on the anniversary of her death fans of the Princess have continued to place flowers on the railings in front of Kensington Palace, and in 2011, apparently stimulated by the marriage of Diana’s son, Prince William, earlier in the year, approximately 100 floral tributes, together with cards and poems, were left at the railings.

Image: Examining flowers left in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, at Kensington Palace, 7 September 1997; Donald MacKinnon.

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