Remembering Diana: 20 years since her death

We speak to people who knew the Princess about their memories of her and the impact she made - two decades on from her death.

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Thousands descend on Kensington Palace to honour Diana

People from across the country - with some even travelling from abroad - to add to the sea of flowers laid at the gates of Kensington Palace this morning.

A scene not dissimilar from this day 20 years ago - when, on news of the Princess's death, mourners turned out to pay their respects.

Photos, tributes, cakes and dozens of flower bouquets are still being placed along the golden gates of the palace.

Mike Pearse has spent the day speaking to people at Kensington Palace.

Meeting Diana: 'She was what we needed...she was stunning'

The photo taken by Sarah from Fareham during Diana's honeymoon

The Princess chose Broadlands near Romsey as her honeymoon location after marrying Princes Charles.

And it was here where they announced their engagement.

Whilst Diana went on a walkabout at the royal estate in Hampshire to meet the masses that had turned out to see her, Sarah Noyce from Fareham was approached had a special encounter with her.


'Diana's presence lifted the occasions she attended'

Joyce Upperton featured in the newspaper following her conversation with Princess Diana

Joyce Upperton was the Mayoress of Gosport and also Winchester and during her role she managed to cross the path of Princess Diana six times.

She recalls the great impact Diana made on those around her and the excitement created by the prospect of her visits.

Eastleigh Lance Corporal recalls being Diana pallbearer

One of the pallbearers who escorted Diana's coffin at her funeral has spoken to ITV News Meridian in his first TV interview.

Nigel Enright, from Eastleigh,was a Lance Corporal in the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.

He described the moment as 'unreal' and talked of how he just knew he had to volunteer to walk alongside the hearse.

A former brigadier recalls dancing with Diana

"Who wouldn't be flattered to sit next to the Princess of Wales at a dinner like that?!"

The words of Andrew Freemantle, who was the brigadier of the 1st Battalion, Royal Hampshire Regiment.

He welcomed Diana in her role as Princess Colonel in Chief of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, which later became the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.

Andrew Freemantle recalls his privilege of dancing with Diana during her visit to the Hampshire Regiment
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