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Princess Diana memorial garden in works for 20th anniversary of her death

A plan is in the works to create a memorial garden honoring the late Princess Diana to help commemorate next year's 20th anniversary of her death.

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Princess Diana, in a June 1997 photo.

Kensington Palace confirmed plans are in "the very early stages" of development and that the project will be managed by the charitable trust, Historic Royal Palaces.

Diana's two children, Princes William and Harry, have been "kept informed" of the project, the palace said.

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The garden would be the fourth London memorial to pay tribute to Diana, who was killed in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997. Others honoring "the people's princess" are the Diana Memorial Playground at Kensington Palace, the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park and the Diana Memorial Walk at St James' Palace.

A spokeswoman for Historic Royal Palaces confirmed plans are still being developed "and we're recruiting for staff to help us explore the possibilities."

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Kensington Palace is where Diana raised her two children. Each now has an official residence there, including Prince William, who is raising his own kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on the grounds with his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William, Duchess Kate, and their two children last fall at Kensington Palace.

Despite the passage of nearly two decades, Princess Diana remains in the hearts and minds of many ardent admirers. Her fans continue to lay hundreds of flowers, notes and other momentos on the gates of Kensington Palace on every anniversary of her death.

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