- Royal fans are gathering at Kensington Palace to pay tribute to the late Princess Diana.
- The Princess of Wales died from injuries sustained from a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.
- Fans will have free entry to the Sunken Gardens to see Diana’s statue from 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. BST).
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Royal fans have gathered outside Princess Diana’s former Kensington Palace residence to pay tribute on the 24th anniversary of her death.
The palace gates are lined with banners, photos of the royal, Union Jack flags, and flowers.
The tributes were organized by Diana superfans John Loughrey (left) from London, and Maria Scott from Newcastle, who told Insider that they get the banners specially made “year after year” with permission from the palace.
One fan painted five portraits of Diana and put them on display alongside the other tributes.
Meanwhile, others started to leave floral tributes beside the palace gates.
The crowd was joined by two police officers. The police attend the tributes every year to “make sure we’re okay and don’t have any problems,” Scott told Insider.
Fans have started to bring their children to the tributes, who aren’t old enough to remember Diana but who can “relate to Charlotte and George,” according to Scott.
The palace’s Sunken Gardens were open to the public for free between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday for fans to visit the new Princess Diana statue.
The statue was unveiled on what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday on July 1 by Princes William and Harry.
Fans lined up for their chance to catch a glimpse of the statue.