This is a secluded place where the future princess spent her childhood.
Princess Diana died in 1997 in a car accident, leaving behind two sons. The other day, brothers William and Harry, who are at odds, unveiled a monument to their mother in Kensington Palace in honor of her and failed 60th anniversary.
Initially, they wanted to bury Diana in the family cemetery, but the princess had so many fans that they would immediately turn it into a place of pilgrimage.
So that no one interferes with the residents of the nearby village, it was decided to build a crypt on an island in the middle of a decorative lake, located in the Elthorp estate, which the Spencers have owned for over 500 years.
Princess Diana spent her childhood here with her sisters Lady Sarah McCorkodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, as well as her brother Charles, 9th Earl Spencer.
It is he who now owns the Elthorp estate, where 36 oak trees now grow, which symbolize each year of Diana’s life.
After the funeral, Earl Spencer said that water is “a buffer against the intervention of insane and vile people, and thick mud is an additional line of defense.”
Although the location was chosen for security reasons, there have been four burglary attempts in the past 20 years.
But well-wishers are not prohibited from visiting the memorial on the shore of the lake, where many bring flowers as a sign of respect and memory.
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