The 1 Word Prince William and Prince Harry Use to Describe Princess Diana
Prince William and Prince Harry lost their mother, Princess Diana, far too soon. The boys were barely teenagers when Diana was killed in a tragic car accident, and they’ve since spent their lives doing their best to continue her legacy. They have plenty of fond memories with their mother, but there is one word that always comes to mind when the boys describe her personality.
Harry and William were staying with their grandmother when Diana died
When Queen Elizabeth first received the news of Diana’s passing, she didn’t tell William and Harry right away. The boys were staying up at Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth’s estate in Scotland. They were on summer vacation, and since the accident happened so late, the two were already in bed. The queen reportedly wanted her grandsons to have one last good night’s sleep, since she knew their lives were about to be forever changed.
The queen took extra steps to ensure that her grandsons could grieve on their own; she supposedly had all televisions and radios removed from the house, so the boys wouldn’t hear or see their mother’s death in the media.
The men have always regretted their last phone conversation with her
When Harry and William spoke about their mother in 2017 (20 years after her death), they both shared the same regret: They had wished their last conversation with their mom had been longer. “I can’t necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was,” Harry told ITV. “If I’d known what was going to happen I wouldn’t have been quite so blasé about it,” William added. “That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily.”
The brothers have always described their mother as a ‘kid’
William and Harry fondly recall their mother’s personality as one of the most memorable things about her. They have frequently described her lighthearted sense of humor, and Harry referred to her as a “kid” because she loved to make her boys laugh. “When everybody says to me, you know, so she was fun, give us an example… All I can hear is her laugh in my head,” Harry said. “And that sort of crazy laugh of where there was just pure happiness shown on her face.”
William once recalled when Diana arranged for his favorite supermodels to greet him after school one day. Though William was embarrassed at the time, he said that today, it’s a testament to her sense of humor.
The two have worked hard to continue her legacy
Though William and Harry have had a hard time digesting their mother’s passing and still work through it today, they’ve learned to continue her legacy in the best way they can. The men’s wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, often honor Diana by wearing her jewelry. Harry and Meghan recently took a trip to Southern Africa, where Harry walked along the same mine field that his mother brought awareness to so many years ago. Diana will always be missed, but it’s certain that she’d be proud of who her sons have become today.