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Prince William Never Stops Talking to His Kids about 'Granny Diana' at Bedtime

Andile Mthimkhulu
Jan 27, 2022
07:00 P.M.
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Prince William was devastated after losing his mother at a young age. In the documentary “Diana, Our Mother,” he revealed how he keeps Diana's memory alive - especially for his three kids.


Many still remember Princess Diana and her first son, Prince William, revealed in “Diana, Our Mother,” a documentary on HBO, that he is keeping the memory of his mom alive. William shared that he does this by talking about her to his kids at bedtime.

Even after two decades, the death of the kind-hearted Diana is still as tragic as the day it happened. Her passing was an intense loss for her loved ones and the world. Until this day, tributes pour in every August from people worldwide as they celebrate her life and her legacy.

Prince William with wife Kate and kids George, Charlotte and Louis at the garden outside Kensington Palace in 2021. | Photo: Getty Images



Diana died on 30 August 1997 in Paris while she was with her rumored boyfriend Emad "Dodi" Fayed. She passed away after a tragic car crash, and the news of her death sent shockwaves across the globe.

The princess has been sorely missed even to this day. She may be gone, but many still remember her kind heart and soul and the incredible things she did in the world.

She became known as the 'Peoples Princess' after Tony Blair, the ex-UK Prime Minister, used this phrase after her death. He remembered her love for people, how she showed this love to everyone, and her willingness to lend a helping hand.


Princess Diana sits outside her home, Highgrove House, in Doughton, Gloucestershire, on 18 July 1986. | Photo: Getty Images

Young Princes William and Harry had an incredible mother, who loved them completely, taken away from them. At such a tender age, the jaws of death snatched away the one thing that meant the most to them.


Harry and William only started opening up about how devastating it was to lose their mother years after the loss. Harry shared how he felt about not opening up sooner. He said:

“I really regret not ever talking about it. For the first 28 years of my life, I never talked about it.”

Princes William and Harry with their uncle, Charles Spencer, outside Westminster Abbey on the day of their mother's funeral on 6 September 1997. | Photo: Getty Images


Experiencing this regret caused him to become passionate about creating awareness around mental health, and he founded Heads Together with William and Kate. Many mental health organizations and charities have become part of Heads Together, and they help fight the stigma around psychological problems and depression.

Harry also spoke out about how angry he was about the death of his mother on the documentary "The Me You Can't See” streaming on Apple TV+. He believes that there was no justice for the passing of his mom.

According to William, being at the funeral was the hardest thing he has ever done. He also said he felt the presence of his mother on that day.


Prince Charles, William and Harry look at floral tributes to Princess Diana outside Kensington Palace on 5 September 1997. | Photo: Getty Images


The media captured many lovely interactions of Diana and her sons, and the love she had for them was evident. Despite her busy schedule, she still made sure she spent enough time with them.


There were numerous heart-warming moments of her and William and Harry during outings. In an interview with Prince Charles, Diana expressed just how much her boys meant to her and said:

"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."

Princess Diana greets her sons Princes William and Harry on the deck of the yacht Britannia while they were on an official visit in Canada on 23 October 1991. | Photo: Getty Images


Diana was so attached to her kids. She went as far as breaking protocol numerous times to be close with them.

The doting mother did most things for William and Harry as a parent and would take them to school herself and even hug her boys in public.

Prince William arrives with his mother Princess Diana and Prince Harry for his first day at Eton College in Windsor, England in 1995. | Photo: Getty Images



Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, has been a big advocate for her legacy. He often shares pictures of Diana on his social media page in remembrance of her.

Charles and his siblings remember Diana for her incredible inner beauty, which she also expressed on the outside and touched many lives worldwide. Diana's brother thought his sister would have enjoyed her grandchildren, he said:

"One of the great tragedies is that Diana would have been the best grandmother ever."

According to  William, Diana was down to earth and enjoyed laughing and having fun. He said she would have done crazy things with the kids, and they would have loved having her around.


Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, attends the ICAP charity day at ICAP in London on 9 December 2015. | Photo: Getty Images


William shared how he always talks about his mother to his three children. The dad said


"...I do regularly (when) putting George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers."

He said in the HBO documentary "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy", he has even put up numerous photos of his mother around the house. At least her grandchildren get to see how beautiful she was and hear about her kind heart.

Prince William, Duchess Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis clap for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief 'Big Night In' in London in 2020. | Photo: Getty Images



William's little ones made cards on Mother's Day last year to pay tribute to their late grandma. The father of three revealed that they remember Diana on Mother’s Day every year.

With Mother’s Day being such a special time for everyone, the day is probably a sad remembrance for William that his mother is not around.

William posted the sweet and colorful cards to his Instagram page. The cards made by George, Charlotte, and Louis had messages for their grandma.


George wrote: “Dear Granny Diana, Happy Happy mothers day. I love you very much and think of you always. Sending you lots of love.”

In the card by Charlotte, the message said: “I am thinking of you on mothers day. I love you very much. Papa is missing you. Lots of love.” The youngest, Louis, wrote his name on his bold-colored card. It had a heart and animals on it.

Prince William further shared in the post that Mother’s Day would be different again for everyone due to the pandemic, but at least they will still get a chance to hug their mothers again soon.