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Princess Diana is buried in secluded spot on private island

A statue has been erected to remember the legacy of Princess Diana, who died nearly 24 years ago in August 1997 after a car collision in Paris.

Commissioned by Prince Harry and Prince William, the sculpture sits in Diana's favourite spot in the gardens of Kensington Palace, however the statue is not supposed to be a shrine.

Although there are plenty of places to pay your respects to the adored people's princess – including the memorial fountain in Hyde Park – its reported that Diana was actually laid to rest in a secluded spot miles from London.

Where is Diana's grave?

Originally, Diana was going to be buried in the local church in Great Barrington where her ancestors have a family vault, but her father was concerned about security.

Instead, her body is believed to be buried on a miniature island in the middle of an ornamental lake on the grounds of her family estate.

The serene-looking lake is called The Oval and can be found in Althorp Park's Pleasure Garden.

Althorp House was Diana's childhood home and is about a mile from her grave.

Although it's reported that the princess was buried on the private island, there is also a grand memorial on the edge of the water where the trees meet the clearing.

Can you visit Diana's grave?

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Diana's resting place is off limits, but it can be seen in the distance from the edge of the lake and you can glimpse the spot where she was buried which is marked by a white urn.

Members of the public are allowed to visit the site of the big memorial by the water's edge if they wish to pay their respects.

Althorp Estate is in rural Northampton and has 13,000 acres of land. It has been owned by Diana's family – the Spencers – for over 500 years.

For those that wish to explore the estate and house, an adult ticket costs £22 and children under five can enter for free.

The grand house and expansive lawns are open to the public, with tickets for sale online. The estate used to have an award-winning exhibition called 'Diana: A Celebration', although this closed in 2013.

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