Emotional Prince William takes Kate, George and Charlotte to Princess Diana's grave

"They have decided that their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will travel with them and we expect the children to be seen on at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week".

The Duke of Cambridge and his brother gathered with family on Saturday to pay tribute to their beloved mother, who died in a auto crash in Paris, France, on August 31, 1997.

Starting the tributes early, Princess Diana's closest family gathered at her former home on what would have been her 56th birthday to take part in a rededication ceremony, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Diana's grave is situated on an island in a lake named The Oval within the grounds of Althorp Park, her family.

Plans are also underway to erect a statue of her outside Kensington Palace, where she spent several years of her life as Princess of Wales.

Prince Charles - Diana's ex-husband and Harry and William's father - was notably absent from the service, as he was performing Royal duties in Ottawa with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in honor of Canada's 150th birthday, The Telegraph reports.

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Emotional Prince William takes Kate, George and Charlotte to Princess Diana's grave

Also present were Diana's siblings - her brother, Earl Spencer, and her two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Baroness Fellowes. The programme include appearances from William and Harry, who said they "owed" it to their mum to open up about her death.

Other events included a gala held in June and an exhibit at Althorp titled "Walking in Her Shoes", which will display work from 20 recipients of The Diana Award. "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 attractive one".

To mark the anniversary, the BBC will broadcast a special documentary about what happened the week after her fatal accident. At the time of her death, #Prince William was 15, and Prince Harry was three years younger.

William and Harry have commissioned a statue of their mother to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.

They said in a statement that their mother touched so many lives. The charity was established to promote the positive power of young people, something in which William and Harry's mother believed in strongly.

  • Jacqueline Ellis