There’s a reason Princess Diana’s garden is white-themed [Getty]
It’s been twenty years since the tragic death of Prince William and Prince Harry’s much loved mum, Princess Diana.
And while royals such as Kate Middleton pay tribute to her, there are many memorials also set up in her honour.
One of these is the White Garden, which was unveiled in April to celebrate her house, and is situated in her former home, Kensington Palace.
And while it might seem obvious why the garden has a white theme, with roses, lilies and forget me knots, the real reason is actually quite surprising.
The White Garden was designed to celebrate the life of Princess Diana [Getty]
It’s actually to do with Diana’s – who wore two watches for a touching reason – fondness of wearing the colour.
Speaking to Country Living, Kensington Palace head gardener Sean Harkin explained: “I knew we would be doing an exhibition inside the palace to mark 20 years since she died and thought we should do something in garden as well to celebrate the memory of Princess Diana actually being here, it seemed good to do it in the Sunken Garden as she particularly liked it.
“Diana wore a lot of white and creams.
“Certain pieces in the exhibition stood out like the famous Elvis dress as well as some of the photos from the Mario Testino shoot in 1997 where she wore cream.
Princess Diana loved to wear white [Wenn]
“The whole feel of the exhibition, those photos and the dresses was quite radiant and the feeling was quite uplifting which is what we wanted the garden to be.”