Princess Diana's burial site to get makeover

London: The site where Britain's Princess Diana is buried is set for a 20 million pound makeover to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.

Princess Diana. Pic/AFP
Princess Diana. Pic/AFP

Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, was laid to rest at the Althorp estate in Northamptonshire, in the east Midlands region of England. Her brother, Earl Spencer, is now spearheading a move to revamp the estate owned by her family.

A statement on Althorp's website reads: "The Oval Lake where Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest on September 6, 1997, is undergoing an extensive redesign to honour her memory.

"It will be completed in time for the 20th anniversary of her death, in August 2017. The island at Althorp is in the process of undergoing extensive remodelling, along with the rest of Althorp's gardens."

It marks the first major revamp of the gardens in 350 years, 'Sunday Mirror' reported.

The third wife of Earl Spencer, Lady Karen, will be in charge of the project.

Althorp's gardens were first designed by Andre Le Notre, King Louis XIV of France's principal gardener, in the 17th century.

"Please tidy up the vegetation on the island," Diana's personal chef Darren McGrady had tweeted after a visit to the site in 2014.

The revamp in seen as overdue in memory of the mother of Prince William and Harry, who had divorced their father Prince Charles a year before her death in 1996.

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