Here's How the Royal Family is Celebrating Princess Diana's Birthday

Posted July 05, 2017

Nearly 20 years since Princess Diana's death, her children, and the grandchildren she never met, visited her grave Saturday.

The emotional occasion comes as the country prepares to remember the "Queen of Hearts" on the 20th anniversary of her death in a auto crash in Paris on 31 August. "This rare opportunity to hear from someone so close to the "the People's Princess" will share an intimate glimpse into her remarkable, yet far-too-short life". Princess Diana, who was divorced from Prince Charles, died almost 20 years ago after a auto crash.

Prince William is said to have taken his young children to pay tribute to his mother, on the day she would have turned 56 years old.

Other members of Diana's family in attendance included Prince Harry, Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, and her sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Baroness Fellowes.

The service was conducted by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Althorp House in Northamptonshire, England, the Spencer family estate where Diana grew up, according to Vanity Fair.

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Here's How the Royal Family is Celebrating Princess Diana's Birthday

These images run back through Diana's time in the public eye, from her wedding to Prince Charles, next in line to the British throne, in 1981, to the outpouring of grief after her death.

William and Harry have been candid in recalling the emotional distress they had gone through after the tragic death.

On August 31st, the world stood still. For a moment all the more poignant that the year 2017 will mark 20 years of the disappearance of the princess adored. The tragic auto crash that took her life sparked a period of public morning.

"My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television", he told Newsweek.

"One of the reasons I want to talk now is because I think after 20 years someone shifts from being a contemporary person to one of history, " Earl Spencer said. "And I think it's important for people under 35 who probably won't remember her at all to remember that this was a special person and not just a handsome one".