The entire world was left in grief when Princess Diana passed away in 1987 following a tragic car accident. Her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were left without their mother; a country was left without its favourite princess.
Ever since the accident, William and Harry have endeavored to honor their mother in the best ways possible. Today, the brothers have children on their own, and even though Diana isn’t alive, the next generation of royal kids are also doing their bit to remember her.It even turns out that William and Harry’s children have their own names for their grandmother Diana – quite a few, as it happens.
Princess Diana was loved by many. She became a part of the Royal Family in 1981 when she married Prince Charles. The couple tied the knot in St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and royal faces from several countries were in attendance.
Diana tragically passed away in August of 1997 following a car accident in Paris, France. For large parts of her royal life, she was followed around everywhere by the paparazzi press.
Everybody wanted a piece of the Princess, and according to The Guardian, the paparazzi press were offering up to half a million dollars for even the grainiest pictures of her.
Her sons, William and Harry, saw both sides of how the press treated their mother. And that was actually why Harry wanted to leave the Royal Family in his early 20s, owing largely to how he witnessed his mother treated before her death.
“Look what it did to my mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and a family when I know that it’s going to happen again,” Harry explained. “I don’t want to be part of this.”
Besides leading an extremely public life, Princess Diana also had many personal problems. One of the biggest involved her husband, Prince Charles.
Just years after tying the knot with Diana, Charles engaged in an affair with Camilla, who would later become his new wife.
“We felt incredibly loved by her”
Over the years, William and Harry have been two very loving brothers, bonded together through tragedy. Losing a mom at such young age is truly something no one could even understand. But something positive for William and Harry was that, at least, they had each other.
In 2017, on the 20th anniversary of Diana’s passing, the two brothers got together and talked about their mother.