Buckingham Palace exhibit marks 20 years since Diana's death


July 22, 2017
AP A display to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales, items on a recreation of the desk where Princess Diana worked in her Sitting room at Kensington Palace, on display at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday.

LONDON, England (AP):

London's Buckingham Palace has unveiled an intimate tribute to Diana, the Princess of Wales, marking the 20th anniversary of her death.

In one of the palace's state rooms, curators have carefully recreated a desk the princess worked at in her sitting room at Kensington Palace, complete with family photos, cherished items and music cassettes.

Many of the items shown on and around the desk were selected by her sons, William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.

The desk also features a leather frame which contains photographs of family and friends.

Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

The tribute to Diana is part of Buckingham Palace's annual summer opening, which also includes the exhibit 'Royal Gifts,' a special display of over 200 gifts presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her 65-year reign.

The palace's 25th annual summer opening runs from July 22 to October 1.