Princess Diana: 6 of Her Sweetest Moments With Prince Harry and Prince William

The late Diana, Princess of Wales had many sweet moments with her sons, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex before her tragic death in 1997. Ahead, we’re taking a look back some of the most heartwarming times Diana and her sons shared. 

They played on a slide

While Diana didn’t like Highgrove House she did have some happy memories there. Below she can be seen pushing Harry down a slide in their garden while William waited at the bottom.

Princess Diana and Prince William watch as Prince Harry goes down a slide
Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

What makes this photo even cuter are the matching outfits wore for the occasion.

And rode a pony

Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry
Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Another moment at Highgrove House, William rode a pony while Harry and Diana walked beside him. 

Princess Diana took Prince William and Prince Harry to an amusement park

Known for bringing a sense of normalcy to the British royal family, Diana took William and Harry to do all types of “normal” things such as going to the movies, eating at McDonald’s, and visiting amusement parks. Here they are at Thorpe Park grinning after taking a spin on a ride. 

Princess Diana, Prince Harry, and Prince William at Thorpe Park
Princess Diana, Prince Harry, and Prince William at Thorpe Park | Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images

It’s been reported by royal sources that William and Harry talk about the fun times they had with their mom — trips to the amusement park included — when they get together on the anniversary of her death to honor her memory

Princess Diana, Prince Harry, and Prince William at an amusement park
Princess Diana, Prince Harry, and Prince William | Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images

“They talk about the little things about Diana that made them laugh: the ski trips and outings to Thorpe Park [a British amusement park]; the effort she went to on their birthdays… all of it,” a source told Us Weekly in Aug. 2019. 

They reunited with a group hug

Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of Diana with Harry and William, maybe even the most memorable moment, is when they hugged each other on the deck of The Royal Yacht Britannia. William and Harry had joined Diana and their father, Charles, Prince of Wales on an official visit to Canada. 

Below, see just how excited they had all been to be together. 

Princess Diana greets Prince William and Prince Harry
Princess Diana greets Prince William and Prince Harry | Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

Captured in photos and on video by the press, this particular moment is one of the most replayed in documentaries about the royal family and Diana. 

Prince William and Prince Harry played in the sand with Princess Diana

During a family vacation to Necker Island, a private island in the British Virgin Islands owned by Richard Branson, the billionaire CEO of Virgin Group, Diana, William, and Harry relaxed on sandy beaches and soaked up some rays. 

See a young Harry sitting in Diana’s lap while William sat nearby playing in the sand. 

Princess Diana sits with Prince Harry in her lap next to Prince William
Princess Diana sits with Prince Harry in her lap next to Prince William | Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images

Here’s the trio again walking barefoot in the sand. Harry had with him a shovel and a bucket while William carried flippers for snorkeling. 

Prince Harry, Prince William, and Princess Diana walk on a beach
Prince Harry, Prince William, and Princess Diana | Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images

They went for a sleigh ride in Austria

On a winter ski vacation — a tradition the family kept up separately after Diana and Charles separated — in Austria, William and Harry were both in good spirits as they sat in between Diana on a sleigh ride. 

Prince William, Princess Diana, and Prince Harry in a sleigh
Prince William, Princess Diana, and Prince Harry | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

For more on the royal family, check out photos of Diana with Sarah, Duchess of York.