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Diana: William and Harry view tributes left in memory of late mother

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry depart after viewing tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace. Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry depart after viewing tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace. Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge leaves flowers as he and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge leaves flowers as he and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Prince Harry after he took a bouquet of flowers from a wellwisher to add to the tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prince Harry takes a bouquet of flowers from a wellwisher to add to the tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prince Harry takes a bouquet of flowers from a wellwisher to add to the tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prince Harry takes a bouquet of flowers from a wellwisher to add to the tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prince Harry looks at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry depart after viewing tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry depart after viewing tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge is given flowers by members of the public which he then placed amongst the tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry depart after viewing tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge leaves flowers as he and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look at tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge is given flowers by members of the public which he then placed amongst the tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his mother's death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (partially obscured at centre rear) visit the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, as they meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive for a visit to the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, and to meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, as they meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive for a visit to the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, and to meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Prince Harry (left) is shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (partially obscured at left) visit the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, as they meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Prince Harry (left) is shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, as they meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, as they meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge is shown around the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, during a visit to meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 30, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Diana. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have made a personal pilgrimage to view the floral tributes left in memory of their mother as Harry confessed "all of us lost somebody".

William and Harry stopped to look at the heartfelt messages, pictures and flowers left in remembrance of Diana, Princess of Wales at the gates of her former home Kensington Palace.

The 20th anniversary of Diana's death will be commemorated on Thursday and the royal brothers, with Kate, earlier honoured her memory by visiting a nearby memorial garden in the grounds of the palace created for the Princess.

Charity chiefs from organisations associated with Diana met the royals after their tour and Harry told one group of campaigners about how his mother's death was a tragedy for them - as they were preparing to work with the royal - as well as his family.

He said: "I can imagine for a lot of you it was like 'right here we go, now we've got her, we've got the thirst, we've got the attention, now let's do something' then suddenly she's snapped away - if I can put it (this way) all of us lost somebody."

The royal brothers had spent an hour touring the temporary memorial White Garden in the grounds of the palace with Kate before making the short journey to the gates, which is fast becoming a shrine to their mother.

Sheltering from the heavy rain under an umbrella William knelt down to look at some of the bouquets left in tribute to his mother then later pointed out a picture to his brother that appeared to make him laugh.

Harry came over to have a look at the picture which had left his older brother in stitches and William said: "Look at my shades".

The Prince glanced at the photograph of the Duke and his mother both wearing sunglasses as they sat in the crowds at an unknown event.

The Duke and Prince stood together under their umbrellas looking at the lovingly created picture montages of Diana that sometimes featured them as babies, toddlers and young boys.

The royal siblings have talked candidly about the loss of their mother in a number of documentaries and interviews this year, and about the scenes they experienced when they came to see the tributes left at Kensington Palace a few days after their mother's death.

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