Princess Diana: 9 Images Remembering a Royal Icon

She was just 36 years old.

The London Times newspaper said on Thursday the fact the royal princes could speak so openly about their emotions showed the lasting legacy of Diana, one of the first royal figures to talk about her emotions.

The past few weeks have seen Diana's sons praise their mother, not only for how she raised two caring boys, but for her charitable works as well.

Diana's passion for dance was also mentioned by Prince William, who said: 'We've got plenty of pictures.

Twenty years after the demise of princess Diana, her sons princes Harry and William have paid a last tribute to Kensington.

Charlotte, who inherited her middle name from her dad's mum, might have also inherited her paternal grandmother's talent for dance, as Diana was known to love dancing and even took ballet lessons.

Today on Diana's 20 death anniversary the world is back to mourning its beloved princess.

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Xavier Gourmelon, a dad of two, has said he was convinced Diana would survive when he found her unconscious in her vehicle in a tunnel in Paris.

With the small crowd of well-wishers at the palace gate, it was all but a faint echo of the mass expression of public grief that had followed Diana's shocking death.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "To be honest I thought she would live".

The vehicle crash shocked the world and saw unprecedented expressions of grief from hundreds of thousands of people who felt a connection with Diana.

The royal brothers had spent an hour touring the temporary memorial White Garden with Kate, ahead of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, before making the short journey to the gates, which is fast becoming a shrine to their mother.

While there are many conspiracy theories about Princess Diana's death, French investigators say driver Henri Paul was speeding and driving drunk.

Princes William and Harry honored their mother Wednesday at Kensington Palace, visiting a garden where she would stroll by and ask the gardeners about their ever-changing displays. "In terms of press interest, in terms of the way the younger royals go about their job, so she is that lynch pin, she does still hold it together, she is still that focal point".

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