Princess Diana fans mark 25 years since her death

STORY: People laid flowers at the gate which was adorned with pictures of Diana; some prayed and others sung Welsh hymns.

Jane Crook, a 64 year-old school worker, travelled from Wales especially to visit the memorial which, she said, transported her "back 25 years... it's like yesterday".

The Princess was just 36 when the limousine carrying her and her lover Dodi al-Fayed crashed in Paris as it sped away from photographers who were chasing it on motorbikes.

Millions globally mourned the "people's princess," as then British Prime Minister Tony Blair described Diana, in 1997.

She was one of the world's most recognized and photographed women and a high-profile supporter of humanitarian causes - including children's charities and land mine clearance - when she died.

Morgan Hindle, 23, travelled from Manchester to lay flowers for Diana who he described as an icon who "needs to be remembered, remembered forever".