Princess Diana spent much time in the south during royal visits and also in her personal life.
She spent a weekend with Princes Charles on a yacht on the Isle of Wight and chose to send her sons to a school in Berkshire.
Diana also attracted crowds wherever she went - Brighton, Kent or Portsmouth.
Sally Simmonds looks back at the time she spent in the ITV News Meridian region.
Watch our special programme marking 20 years since Princess Diana's death. We looked at her legacy and your memories of her.
We speak to her former history about Diana as a pupil during her time studying in Kent.
Tributes have been paid to Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years after she was killed in a car crash in Paris aged just 36.