On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry paid tribute to their mother by visiting the White Garden, transform to honor the memory of Princess Diana.
The garden, located at Kensington Palace in London, England, was transformed with roses, lilies, gladioli and cosmos flowers inspired by Diana.
The pair was accompanied by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton to mark the anniversary. The royals received a tour by the head gardener Sean Harkin, who was in charge of the display, as well as by Graham Dillamore, one of the gardeners who knew Diana during the years he worked at Kensington Palace.
Their Royal Highnesses met with representatives of several charities that Diana supported, including the Landmine Survivors Network, the English National Ballet, The Leprosy Mission and the National Aids Trust, as well as with founders and current patients of the Osteopathic Centre for Children.
“The engagement will allow the Princes to pay tribute to the life and work of their mother the day before the twentieth anniversary of her death,” an earlier statement from Kensington Palace said.
The royals also took a moment to thanked people who visited the site to remember their mother. Prince William recalled how far the 1997 tributes had gone on, saying to Harry, “Last time, it was all the way down.”
The White Garden is the fourth memorial to the princess since her death. The others are the Diana Memorial Playground, also at Kensington Palace, Hyde Park’s Diana Memorial Fountain and the Diana Memorial Walk at St. James’s Park.
The White Garden will stay open into September.