Celebrity News: The day she turned 56, her family inaugurated the pavilion where she was buried 20 years ago.
Princess Diana was remembered Saturday by her children and her close family in an intimate service held in which she was her family residence the day she would have turned 56. On this occasion, the place where it is buried, on the island of the Oval Lake in Althorp House, was restored and inaugurated in the presence of its children Guillermo and Harry along with Kate Middleton and the brother of the princess, Charles Spencer.
William and Kate took their children with them, George, who is about to turn four, and Charlotte, two. The religious service was led by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend a private service to re-dedicate the grave of Diana, Princess of Wales at Althorp House on Saturday 1 July. The service, which will fall on what would have been The Princess’s birthday, will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by her family” Kensington Palace said in a statement earlier this week.
Diana died after a car accident in Paris almost 20 years ago, on 31 August 1997. She was buried on the island of Oval Lake six days later, after a funeral at Westminster Abbey. As the anniversary of her death approaches, William and Harry increase their acts of homage and memory. In only a few days they will inaugurate a statue erected in her honor in the Palace of Kensington.
Last year, Diana’s brother, Count Spencer, explained that the area in which her grave is located was to be renovated including the planting of oblivion and rhododendrons. “They were Diana’s favorite flowers,” he told People magazine.