Tributes in Norfolk and London to Diana, Princess of Wales

Janice Elvins (pictured) and her mum Nancy Gisby left their own tribute to Princess Diana, outside P

Janice Elvins (pictured) and her mum Nancy Gisby left their own tribute to Princess Diana, outside Park House at Sandringham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Flowers have been left at the gates at Sandringham in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Pic

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Around half a dozen tributes from wellwishers adorn the iron Norwich Gates, close to Sandringahma House.

One card left with a bunch off white roses reads: 'Diana, we love you may you rest in peace. Our people's princess, the Queen we lost.'

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Pic

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Pictured is Julie Quinn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Another note tucked among a bouquet says: 'Rest in Peace, Queen of Hearts.'

In the aftermath of Diana's death in a car crash on August 31, 1997, thousands of bunches of flowers and other items were left outside the Queen's Norfolk retreat and Diana's nearby birthplace, Park House.

A floral tribute left at Sandringham in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop

A floral tribute left at Sandringham in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


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Janet Taylor, from Dersingham, who came to light a candle to pay tribute with friend Claudia Thoma today said: 'I'm really shocked there's not more flowers, there's nothing at Park House.

'She was an iconic lady, she could have been a great ambassador for our country but sadly she's not here any more.'

A floral tribute left at Sandringham in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop

A floral tribute left at Sandringham in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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In London, fans of Diana said they will 'keep her memory alive' as they again turned the gates of her former home into a shrine.

The tributes have grown since the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the site at Kensington Palace on Wednesday to see for themselves the outpouring of love and admiration for their mother.

A floral tribute left at Sandringham in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop

A floral tribute left at Sandringham in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

A large floral display spelling out Diana's name is now the centrepiece of the hundreds of cards, flowers, pictures and candles marking the 20th anniversary of her death.

Self-confessed Diana superfan John Loughrey began assembling the tributes a number of days ago along with others, and in the early hours of the morning lit a candle at the time Diana was said to have died following a car crash in Paris.

Claudia Thoma from Germany lights a candle in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop

Claudia Thoma from Germany lights a candle in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Mr Loughrey, who also took a large cake decorated with Diana's image to the gates, said: 'As Prince William has said, we must keep her memory alive.

'I was very, very touched when Prince William and Prince Harry came to the golden gates and looked at the tributes and pointed at the pictures and pointed at the banner.'

Janet Taylor and Claudia Thoma lay tributes to Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop

Janet Taylor and Claudia Thoma lay tributes to Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

The 20th anniversary of Diana's death in a Paris car crash has attracted broadcasters from across the globe who have been interviewing the Princess's fans and making live reports with the gates as a backdrop.

A candle it in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop

A candle it in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Pic

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Pic

Floral tributes have been left on the Norwich Gates at Sandringham, in memory of Princess Diana. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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