Prince William and Harry’s Children Remember Princess Diana in Their Own Ways
The world mourned the tragic loss of Princess Diana in 1997, leaving her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, without their beloved mother. Since then, the two princes have made efforts to honor her memory. Now, as they have their own children, the next generation of royal kids is also finding their own ways to remember their late grandmother.
Princess Diana’s Impact and Paparazzi Intrusion
Princess Diana, who joined the Royal Family in 1981 through her marriage to Prince Charles, captivated the hearts of many. Her life was tragically cut short in a car accident in Paris in 1997. Throughout her royal life, she was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi, who offered hefty sums for photographs of her.
A Loving Mother and Her Impact on William and Harry
William and Harry experienced both the adoration and mistreatment of their mother by the press. Harry’s own struggles led him to contemplate leaving the Royal Family. They fondly remember Diana’s love and mischievousness, as she would attend their football matches and hide sweets in her socks. Her love for them was palpable, even from across the room.
Diana’s Efforts to Give Her Sons a Normal Childhood
Despite their royal status, Diana wanted her sons to have as normal a childhood as possible. She took them to theme parks and occasionally treated them to fast food, like a trip to McDonald’s. Diana valued their happiness and wanted them to have experiences like any other child.
Promises Made and Statues Revealed
Diana made a significant request to her sons, asking them to promise to always be each other’s best friends and never let anyone come between them. This promise was heartfelt and sealed with a high-five and a cuddle. Last summer, William and Harry reunited to unveil a statue of Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday, honoring her love, strength, and character.
Royal Family Nicknames
Contrary to expectations, the Royal Family, like any other family, has their own nicknames. Prince William called Queen Elizabeth “Gary” when he was younger, as he couldn’t pronounce “Granny.” Queen Elizabeth, on the other hand, had endearing nicknames for Prince Philip. Prince Harry refers to Catherine Middleton as “Cath,” while the world knows her as “Kate.”
Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s School Nicknames
Prince George and Princess Charlotte, William and Kate’s children, have their own nicknames at school. They are not referred to by their royal titles, but rather as George Cambridge and Charlotte Cambridge, acknowledging their parents’ titles as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. George is known as “PG” among his classmates.
The Royal Children’s Names for Diana
The royal children also have their own names for their late grandmother, Diana. Prince George and Princess Charlotte both referred to her as “Granny Diana” in Mother’s Day cards they made for William. Harry’s son, Archie, calls her “Grandma Diana.” Harry often talks about Diana with Archie and feels her presence, believing that she helped set up his family just as she did with William’s.
Despite never having the chance to meet Princess Diana, William and Harry’s children are getting to know their grandmother through stories and memories. They honor her legacy and cherish her presence in their lives, ensuring that her love and spirit continue to be remembered.
This year Mother’s Day will be different once again.
Many of us will be apart from our loved ones, but looking forward to a time in the not too distant future when we can give our mother a hug again. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Bys6OCqtTT
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) March 14, 2021