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Remembering the People’s Princess

Remembering the People’s Princess


To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tragic and sudden death of Diana, Princess of Wales on 31st August, Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells marked the occasion with a special photographic display of her visit to officially open West Kent’s largest shopping centre back in 1992.

The photographic display, entitled RVP Remembers Diana, runs until 29th October and features photographs that tell the story of the Princess’ visit to RVP on that special day in 1992.

Royal Victoria Place is extremely proud of its royal heritage and links with Royal Tunbridge Wells. The town was granted the Royal Charter by King Edward VII in 1909 in recognition of the special esteem which the spa town had held in the heart of his mother Queen Victoria since she had first visited the town as a child with her parents.

The commemorative marble plaque that was unveiled by Princess Diana back in 1992 is still proudly displayed at the heart of the centre nearly 25 years on. On the sad news of her death, the plaque at Royal Victoria Place became a focal point for the town’s outpouring of grief with hundreds of floral tributes and messages being laid around it.

• RVP Remembers Diana is on level 2 opposite Ernest Jones until 29th October. For more information, visit

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