Princess Diana was tragically killed in Paris on this day (Aug. 31) 19 years ago, and though she was just 36 when she died she managed to make a tremendous impact on the world during her short life. For this reason, almost two decades later fans continue to remember 'the people's princess' with heartfelt tributes.
To commemorate the anniversary of her death on Wednesday (Aug. 31), flowers, messages, balloons and photographs were placed outside Kensington Palace by royal fans and well-wishers, who gathered to honour Prince William and Prince Harry's late mother.
Many people also took to Twitter to post touching tributes. "Remembering the people's princess 19 years on," wrote one, while another added: "You may be gone but you are never forgotten. Rest in peace Princess Diana."
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) August 31, 2016
"Remembering the kind and generous #PrincessDiana RIP," wrote another fan, alongside a photo of Diana with her sons. "You will never be forgotten."
Ahead of the anniversary date, both Prince William and Prince Harry have been vocal about the pain of losing their mother at such a young age; William was 15, and his younger brother just 12.
Last month, Harry admitted that he wished he had opened up sooner about his mom's death. "I really regret not ever talking about it," the 31-year-old prince said as he hosted a BBQ at Kensington Palace in support of the mental health charity Heads Together. "It's ok to suffer, as long as you talk about it."
William, meanwhile, said that he missed his mother "every day" during a visit to a Luton hospice just last week.
"I know how you feel," the Prince told 14-year-old Ben Hines, whose mother Alexandra passed away in June 2015. "I miss my mother every day. It's okay to feel sad."
William also advised Ben, the youngest of three brothers, on how to deal with his loss. "As four boys, you have to talk a lot better, we're not good sharers. It's a classic example of lots of talking needed," he said. "Time makes it easier. I know how you feel, I still miss my mother every day and it's 20 years after she died. The important thing is to talk about it as a family, it's okay to feel sad, it's okay for you to miss her."