A re-dedication of Diana, Princess of Wales’s grave is to take place on Saturday. It is set to be a private affair attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry. Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Earl Spencer and Diana’s two sisters. The service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Saturday would have been Diana’s 56th birthday.
Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash on 31 August 1997 in Paris and although her funeral was public on 6 September 1997, she was privately buried later that same day on an island within the grounds of Althorp Park, the family home of the Spencers. She was buried in a black long-sleeved dress, with a set of rosary beads in her hands which had been a gift from Mother Teresa.
The island is an ornamental lake known as the Round Oval. A path with 36 oak trees, one for each year of her life, leads to the Round Oval. There are water lilies and white roses, Diana’s favourite flowers.
The burial site had become overgrown and has undergone an extensive redesign.