Tuesday, August 31, 1999 Published at 09:17 GMT 10:17 UK
Crowds remember Diana
Some visitors to the palace have made their feelings clear
Thousands of people have been visiting Kensington Palace to mark the second anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
People have travelled from around the UK to pay their respects. Foreign visitors have also laid tributes.
It is understood that instead of clearing the flowers and messages daily, park officials will leave them for a week.
Many people at Kensington Palace have called for a permanent memorial to the princess. More than 2,000 people have so far signed a petition.
"I was one of the first people to lay flowers here after her death and I am amazed there isn't anything permanent to mark her passing yet."
Initial plans for a memorial garden near the palace were abandoned when residents objected.
"She's forgotten by the establishment but remembered by the people," said Bryan Lewis, who had travelled from south Wales.
"It's sad that there isn't a permanent place for Diana's memory," said Sylvia Daniel and Jenny Pengely, who had come from Cornwall to commemorate the princess.
The flower, England's Rose, is a creamy pink colour with an apricot blush and a delicate yet deceptively powerful fragrance.
David Austin, who bred the rose, said: "This is a rose of the greatest delicacy and charm. I can think of no rose more suitable to bear Diana, Princess of Wales' name."
About 5,000 plants will initially be released.
"There are no formal events marking the second anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.
The princess's brother, Earl Spencer, spent the day at the family home, Althorp in Northamptonshire, where Diana is buried.
In Paris, a few people gathered at the makeshift memorial by the underpass where the accident happened, but nothing like the crowds of last year.