Heart Touching Reason why Princess Diana Memorial Garden is Completely White

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This is why the Princess Diana memorial garden is completely white

It’s not for the obvious reason you’d think.

August 31st 2017 will mark 20 years since the tragic death of Princess Diana. Prince William and Harry’s mother is still widely remembered and greatly missed, and for that reason a special garden has been created in her name in the grounds of her former home, Kensington Palace.

August 31st 2017 will mark 20 years since the tragic death of Princess Diana. Prince William and Harry's mother is still widely remembered Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
August 31st 2017 will mark 20 years since the tragic death of Princess Diana. Prince William and Harry’s mother is still widely remembered Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The White Garden was unveiled in April to celebrate the late Princess’ life, and is located in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace – one of Diana’s favourite places in the grounds. Filled with forget-me-nots (also some of Diana’s favourite flowers) as well as white roses and lilies (a flower typically associated with funerals), there’s a real white theme going on the commemorative garden. But why is that?

The obvious answer would be that white flowers are commonly associated with death, as they’re often given at funerals. But when Country Living spoke to Kensington Palace’s head gardener Sean Harkin, who came up with the idea for the garden, it became clear that wasn’t the main reason for the theme of white.

It’s actually because Diana wore a lot of white, and some of the key pieces in an exhibition being held inside the palace celebrating the Princess’ iconic fashion were white and cream outfits she famously wore.

The obvious answer would be that white flowers are commonly associated with death, as they're often given at funerals Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The obvious answer would be that white flowers are commonly associated with death, as they’re often given at funerals Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“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,” Sean said.

“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,” he added.

And taking a look at some of the pictures from the garden, you can see they’ve certainly achieved that radiance.

If you want to go to the exhibition, you can get details here; or for more information on how you can visit the White Garden, click here.

Getty Images Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales kiss during a prize giving ceremony at a polo match, 1992 Photo (C) GETTY
Getty Images Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales kiss during a prize giving ceremony at a polo match, 1992 Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales look sad as they arrive in Seoul for the start of their visit to South Korea, 1992. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales look sad as they arrive in Seoul for the start of their visit to South Korea, 1992. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles and Diana in Vancouver, Canada, 1986 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles and Diana in Vancouver, Canada, 1986 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Mother with Prince Charles and Princess Diana, 1986 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Mother with Prince Charles and Princess Diana, 1986 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana v Prince Charles in pictures The couple on February 13, 1992 in Jaipur, India Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana v Prince Charles in pictures The couple on February 13, 1992 in Jaipur, India Photo (C) GETTY
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 31: Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Diana Princess of Wales watching Prince Charles playing in a polo match at Guards Polo Club, Smiths Lawn on May 31, 1987 in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 31: Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Diana Princess of Wales watching Prince Charles playing in a polo match at Guards Polo Club, Smiths Lawn on May 31, 1987 in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - MAY 12: Princess Diana With Ten Year-old Heba Salah Whilst Visiting The Institute For Polio Rehabilitation, Cairo. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT – MAY 12: Princess Diana With Ten Year-old Heba Salah Whilst Visiting The Institute For Polio Rehabilitation, Cairo. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
A photo taken by Prince William shows Diana sitting and playing with Prince Harry aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Photo The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry
A photo taken by Prince William shows Diana sitting and playing with Prince Harry aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Photo The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge , Princess Diana , Prince Harry Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge , Princess Diana , Prince Harry Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry Photo (C) REX FEATURES
Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry Photo (C) REX FEATURES
Diana getting a hug from a young girl at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago in 1996, a year before her death in a car crash in Paris
Diana getting a hug from a young girl at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago in 1996, a year before her death in a car crash in Paris

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