Diana remembered at Kensington Palace 15 years on

Tributes have been left at the gates of Kensington Palace. Credit: Press Association

Tributes have been left at the gates of Kensington Palace to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales.

Scores of flowers, posters and cards were attached to the gates of Kensington Palace as a memorial to Diana who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Many tourists, Diana fans and passers-by took photos, read tributes and placed flowers by the gates.

John Loughrey, who is 57, arrived at Kensington Palace at 6am dressed head-to-toe in Union flags.

"It's been a great tribute. We've had people who come here every year, a lot of tourists, and some of the Olympics people coming in too, the volunteers. There was about 20 of them down here," he said.

Members of the public visit Kensington Palace. Credit: Press Association

"Diana is like diamonds, they never wear away. She's a phenomenon with her charity work and her caring about people. She's the only person on the planet born with two hearts: one is her own heart and one is the heart she gives to the people."

Maria Scott, who is 41, travelled from Newcastle to attend the memorial, as she has done for the last 15 years.

"Diana should be remembered because she's the mother of our future king and she should never be forgotten," Ms Scott said.

"To the country I would say this tribute means a lot and I would like to think William and Harry would like this as well, that we are remembering their mother and all of her humanitarian work as well.

"She wasn't afraid to go the extra mile for anybody."