Princess Diana Remembered by Her Family and Fans 24 Years After Her Death

Diana, Princess of Wales died following a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997

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Princess Diana. Photo: Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images

Princess Diana is being remembered by her family 24 years after her death.

Her brother Charles Spencer flew the family's flag at half-staff above the stately home of Althorp House in Northamptonshire. In a simple social media post, he showed the standard hanging peacefully above the home where he was raised alongside Diana.

Diana died following a car crash in Paris in August 1997 when she was just 36 years old.

At Althorp, fans of Diana from around the world were also reminded that Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, had planted an oak to mark each year of his sister's life. The avenue of trees, which were planted in the years soon after her untimely death, is now thriving at the family estate.

Her son, Prince William, is spending the day privately with his wife Kate Middleton and their children Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.

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Meanwhile, fans of the late princess have been paying tribute to one of the icons of the last century. They laid flowers and messages outside the gates of her London home, Kensington Palace, while some also took up the rare opportunity to see the recently unveiled statue that was commissioned by her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William.

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Prince William and Prince Harry. Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty

It is normally only open for viewing Wednesday through Sunday, but Historic Royal Palaces specially opened the walkway around the gardens on Tuesday from 3–5 p.m. U.K. time.

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