Princess Diana: New Kensington Palace garden to mark 20th anniversary of death

An artist's impression of the new White Garden at Kensington Palace
An artist's impression of the new White Garden at Kensington Palace

A new memorial garden at Kensington Palace marking two decades since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales is to be called The White Garden.

The floral tribute will be planted with white roses, scented narcissi and a carpet of forget me nots around the existing Sunken Garden at the Princess’s former home – where her sons Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge and her grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte now live.

Kensington Palace is also staging a new exhibition, which opens in February – Diana: Her Fashion Story – and charts the evolution of the Princess’s style.

Highlights will include the pale pink Emanuel blouse with large bow she chose for her engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1981, and the Victor Edelstein ink blue velvet gown which she famously wore to the White House when she danced with John Travolta in 1985.

William and Harry have been following the plans for the exhibition and temporary garden where the flowers and foliage have been inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, style and image.

The garden, which will be open to the public, will be installed for the spring and summer of 2017 – commemorating 20 years since the Princess died in a Paris car crash when William was 15 and Harry just 12.