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William and Harry set to mark 25th anniversary of Diana’s death privately

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex are set to mark the 25th anniversary of the tragic passing of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, privately.

Prince William will commemorate his mother with his family in the UK, while Prince Harry will do the same with his family in the US.

It has been said that the Princes have agreed to end public commemorations for their beloved mother. They have agreed that the events marking the 20th anniversary of her death in 2017 were the last public events, according to the Telegraph.

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With the Cambridges residing in the UK, it is possible they may make a private trip to her grave on 31 August, but nothing has been announced. The Sussexes will be in the UK in a few weeks’ time and could possibly do the same when they arrive.

The Duke of Sussex did talk about the anniversary this week at a charity dinner, saying: “I want it to be a day filled with memories of her incredible work and love for the way she did it. I want it to be a day to share the spirit of my mum with my family, with my children, who I wish could have met her. Every day, I hope to do her proud.”

Just last summer, the royal brothers unveiled a statue at Kensington Palace in Diana’s memory. The statue is in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, where Diana lived until her untimely passing in a Paris car crash in 1997.

The 25th anniversary of Diana’s death is on Wednesday, 31 August. Floral and picture tributes are expected to be placed at the gates of Kensington Palace by fans on that day.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.