Princes William, Harry visit Princess Diana's memorial garden at Kensington Palace

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Prince William, prince Harry and Kate Middleton visited August 30, 2017, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the death of Lady Diana, the Sunken Garden became the White Garden in the gardens of the Kensington palace.

The White Garden has been opened in honour of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace, celebrating her life with memories and iconic looks - her white "Elvis" Catherine Walker dress is even said to feature.

Timeline of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died following a auto accident in Paris 20 years ago.

William and Harry were accompanied by the Duchess of Cambridge as they sheltered under umbrellas as they toured the White Garden - a space which has been inspired by memories of Diana's life, style and image.

The last time that Prince William and Prince Harry gazed at the flowers and pictures left at the gates of Kensington Palace it was during the most traumatic period of their lives. The group reflected on Diana's achievements, and the legacy of her work which continues to resonate with so many today.

Outside the palace, Britons left flowers of their own on Tuesday.

But the scene is nothing like the sea of flowers laid in the week between her death and her funeral: an outpouring of national grief that commentators are still grappling with.

Britain, the nation of the stiff upper lip, was now wailing and hurling flowers at a hearse. She had divorced her husband Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1996.

Second in line to the throne William said: "She was this ray of light in a fairly grey world".

When it came to make-up, she enhanced her large brown eyes with a sleek flick of black liner and layers of mascara, and added a feminine touch to her look with a sweep of rose-hued blush across the apples of her cheeks.

The complexity in Diana's character still fascinates.

William has said he tells his children, Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two, about the Granny Diana they will never meet. "I said in the middle under the HRH on a poster".

A smudged note, signed by the Gould family, from Egham in Surrey, reads: "Still not forgotten after 20 years", while another letter says that her "two boys are like you in so many ways". I wanted it to make me. "I've always had the feeling that she preferred pastel colors and clear - white, clear pink, clear blue, then I think that what we have achieved here is suitable".