Princess Diana’s activism and glamour made her an international icon, sadly at the age of 36 she died in a tragic car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.
After her death, her popularity multiplied and her legacy left a profound impact on British culture.
Princess Diana’s grave photos
On September 6, 1997, Diana was buried within the grounds of Althorp Park, her childhood home, the Spencer family estate.
The Princess of Wales rests in peace in a mausoleum that is located on an island in the center of an ornamental lake known as ‘The Oval’ within the Pleasure Garden at Althorp Park.
Can you visit Princess Diana grave?
Yes, but Princess Diana’s resting place is a safe distance away for visitors to pay their respects and look out over the small island.
Among the thick vegetation is the Diana Memorial, a temple that sits next to the charming and relaxing lake. You can also walk along the park.
Why is Princess Diana buried on an island?
Diana was originally going to be buried in the family vault at the local church in Great Brington, but Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, was terrified that Diana’s grave would become an attraction that would get out of control.
Therefore, the decision was made to have her buried in a cozy place where she could be visited privately by Prince Harry and Prince William.