The London residence of all British sovereigns since 1837, Buckingham Palace was home to Princess Diana for a short time during her engagement to Prince Charles. Royal fans can take a guided tour of the State Rooms of London’s most famous palace in August and September. Be sure to check out the tribute to Diana in the Music Room—Prince William and Prince Harry hand-selected the personal items on display.
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Reputed to be Princess Diana’s favourite restaurant, this iconic Italian eatery remains a fixture in London’s tony Knightsbridge neighbourhood. During its 80s heyday, it wouldn’t be unusual to find the glamorous princess dining here alongside the likes of Joan Collins and Madonna. There’s still enough celebrity buzz to keep the paparazzi patiently waiting at San Lorenzo’s doors, but folks don’t just flock here for the food—it’s all about coming to see and be seen, darling.
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While you can’t tour Kensington Palace’s royal apartments (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry currently live here), it’s still possible to visit this historic royal palace that served as Diana’s last home. Check out Diana: Her Fashion Story—a temporary exhibit that traces the evolution of her signature style through the fabulous frocks she wore. (Did you know Diana was the first female royal to wear trousers to a public event?) Afterwards, stroll through The White Garden, a newly established Diana memorial brimming with her favourite flowers.
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