Diana mourned on 20th anniversary of her death
Fans and friends of Diana, princess of Wales were to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on Aug. 31 as well-wishers lit candles and paid their respects at the sombre scene of her fatal car crash.
Her children Princes William and Harry on Aug. 30 greeted the steady stream of well-wishers bringing floral tributes to the gates of London's Kensington Palace, where they grew up with the princess.
And just after midnight in Paris on Aug. 31, a few braved the rain to be at the Pont de l'Alma tunnel where, precisely two decades earlier, her car smashed into a pillar, taking the life of the most famous woman in the world.
One man lit several candles around the Flame of Liberty monument, which stands above the underpass and has become a shrine to the princess.
The crash happened at around 12:23am on Aug. 31, 1997.
Diana was killed along with Dodi Fayed, her wealthy Egyptian film producer boyfriend of two months, and his drink-impaired, speeding driver Henri Paul, who was trying to evade paparazzi photographers.
Twenty years on, a few dozen bouquets of flowers and pictures of the princess have been laid at the Flame of Liberty by sympathetic visitors.
In London, William and Harry, who were 15 and 12 respectively when she died, paid tribute to their late mother on Aug. 30 and were to spend Aug. 31 privately.
The princes inspected the dozens of bouquets left in front of Kensington Palace.
Earlier they braved torrential rain to visit the White Garden at the palace, created this year to evoke the princess's sense of style and colour choices.
They met with representatives from the charities she supported, including those helping AIDS sufferers and children in need.
Harry told one...