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Artist honors Princess Diana on 25th anniversary of death


An artist from London has honored Princess Diana on the 25th anniversary of her death.

Nathan Wyburn makes art using all different kinds of objects, and he honored the People’s Princess with a touching portrait created out of candles.

In the video, you can see the candles set up as Princess Diana’s face as the artist lights each candle one by one, slowly illuminating the portrait of the iconic figure, who died on Aug. 31, 1997, in a Paris car crash at just 36 years old.

At the end, he blows all the candles out until the video goes dark.

“Your candle burned out long before, your legend ever will,” Wyburn tweeted in his caption — a callback to Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind,” which plays in the background.

John’s performance was from Princess Diana’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 6, 1997; as a close friend to the princess, he reworked the song to play a special, sentimental version at the funeral. In the days following her passing, millions paid tribute to the princess by leaving flowers, notes, memorabilia and gifts at Buckingham Palace, seeking closure in the painful loss that shook the world.

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An artist from London has honored Princess Diana on the 25th anniversary of her death.
Nathan Wyburn Artist
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Nathan Wyburn honored Princess Diana on the 25th anniversary of her death.
Nathan Wyburn Artist
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Princess Diana died 25 years ago, on Aug. 31, 1997, in a car crash at just 36 years old.
Nathan Wyburn Artist

“Next week is the 25th anniversary of my mother’s death, and she most certainly will never be forgotten,” Diana’s son, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, said last week in a statement as the anniversary approached. “I want it to be a day to share the spirit of my mum with my family, with my children, who I wish could have met her.”

Meanwhile, in London on Wednesday, visitors to Kensington Palace gathered and brought flowers, memorial arrangements, photos, notes, artwork and other memorabilia in a show of honor.





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