Skip to main content

Prince William and Kate Middleton have three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. For Mother’s Day, the Cambridge family usually spends a quiet day at home together. But the duke and duchess have given fans a glimpse of what their kids do on that day for Kate as well as William’s late mother including what their homemade cards say.

Here’s more on the touching Mother’s Day note Charlotte wrote to Princess Diana, plus what George and Louis put in their cards to their grandmother.

(L) Princess Charlotte, who wrote a Mother's Day letter to Princess Diana, at the memorial service for Prince Philip, (R) Princess Diana with Prince William on his first official engagement in 1991
(L): Princess Charlotte at the memorial service for Prince Philip | Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images, (R): Princess Diana with Prince William on his first engagement in1991 | Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

Prince William has always talked to his children about ‘Granny Diana’

The Princess of Wales died following a car crash in Paris back in 1997. At the time Prince William was just 15 years old. But today, the Duke of Cambridge has a family of his own and has always kept his mother’s memory alive for them.

William spoke about that in the documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy saying they he and Kate have always let their children know that they have two grandmothers. The prince also revealed that when they talk about his mom they refer to her as “Granny Diana.”

“It’s important they know who she was and that she existed,” William said. “I think, constantly talking about Granny Diana, so we’ve got more photos up round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff. It’s hard because obviously, Catherine didn’t know her, she cannot really provide that level of detail.”

Prince William with his mother Princess Diana looking on at the Guards Polo Club
Prince William with his mother Princess Diana looking on at the Guards Polo Club | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

What Princess Charlotte wrote in her card to Princess Diana

Something Will and Kate’s children do on Mother’s Day is make cards for Diana. And during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns, the duke and duchess shared what their kids wrote to the late princess.

The Express noted that in the card to her grandmom, Princess Charlotte acknowledged that her father misses his mom.

The young princess decorated the card with a heart and butterfly stickers and wrote: “Dear Granny Diana, I am thinking of you on Mother’s Day. I love you very much, papa is missing you. Lots of love Charlotte.”

What Will Princess Charlotte’s Title Be When Prince William Becomes King?

What Prince George and Prince Louis wrote in their cards

Charlotte’s brothers also made cards with messages for Diana.

Prince George drew a shining sun with trees and birds. “Dear Granny Diana, Happy Happy Mother’s Day. I love you very much and think of you always. Sending lots of love from George,” the eldest Cambridge child wrote in his card.

As for the youngest sibling, Louis painted a heart with rabbits, birds, and bumblebees and signed it “From Louis.”