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Diana is still in our hearts 20 years on

Diana, the People's Princess Credit: PA

Tributes have been paid to Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years after she was killed in a car crash in Paris aged just 36.

The news of her death was announced in the early hours of August 31 1997 and shocked millions around the world.

Mourners left flowers, posters and messages outside Kensington Palace to remember her, just as they did 20 years ago.

Diana's sons, Princes William and Harry were just 15 and 12 when their mother died.

Ahead of the anniversary, Harry said in an ITV documentary there was "not a day that William and I don't wish that she was ... still around".

He added: "We wonder what kind of a mother she would be now, and what kind of a public role she would have, and what a difference she would be making.''

And in Cumbria and south west Scotland people have been recalling her visits to the region and her support for good causes in the area.

Among her official visits was her support for the British Deaf Association, then based in Carlisle, in 1983.

Three years later she was back in Carlisle to visit Carlisle’s Lanes Shopping centre and in 1990 she visited Windermere.

Among the charities that Diana supported were the Mines Advisory Group in Cockermouth and the Halo Trust which is based in Dumfries.

The landmine issue shot to international prominence in 1997 when Princess Diana walked through one of HALO’s minefields in Angola. Prince Harry has been back to visit Halo’s work which his mother supported.

Lou McGrath, who set up the Mines Advisory Trust, said: “We tried to push forward a ban on the use, production, and export, and it was only when Diana came on board, the British government declared a moratorium.

“Within one year of her involvement, which sadly was after her death, we were able to sign the mine ban treaty."

Flowers and tributes to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, outside Kensington Palace, in London. Credit: PA