Princess of hearts devoted to the British, Lady Diana gave so much love to her children. From her union with Prince Charles in 1981, the couple welcomed their first son, Prince William, born June 21, 1982. Two years later, the second son, Prince Henry (nicknamed Harry) was born on September 15, 1984.
Forming a united family in the eyes of the whole world, the Prince and Princess of Wales attract the media. What fuel rumors and crises within the British royal family. After their divorce in 1996, Lady Diana remains an emblematic figure and defender of humanitarian causes. But, while her sons were spending their holidays with their father and their grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, in Scotland, Lady Di lost her life in a terrible car accident on August 31, 1997.
From childhood to adolescence, Princes William and Harry were raised by their loving mother who pampered her sons. 25 years after her disappearance, the spouses of Kate and Meghan continue to perpetuate her memory by evoking their memories with her. In an interview with People last April, Diana’s youngest son praised her human qualities. “In the 12 short years that I have been fortunate enough to live with her, I have seen and felt the energy, the momentum they have gained from helping others no matter where. they came, their illnesses or their status. His life and their lives were all the better for it, however short they were”, relayed in particular in ELLE.
Like his late mother, the father of Archie and Lilibet is committed to injured soldiers in activity thanks to the Invictus Games of which he is the founder. The opportunity to transmit the same values he received from this maternal figure. “I honor my mother in everything I do. I am my mother’s son,” he concluded.
In the report Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, broadcast by HBO in 2017, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex also spoke of her role as a mother by their side. “She was our mother. She is still our mother. Of course, as a son, I would say she was the best mother in the world. She was filled with love,” Harry said. For George’s father, Charlotte and Louis, “she was very simple and really liked to laugh and have fun”.
Like these family moments… under the lens of photographers during their travels. A look back at the relationship between Lady Diana and her sons Harry and William through 10 souvenir photos.