Prince William once promised that his mother would always be an integral part of his life. Now with one remarkable action, he has gone a long way, ensuring that he keeps his words.
He has done it by a ruthless establishment to airbrush his mother from her place in Royal History are not just stalled but halted in their tracks.
On the day of Prince William’s engagement, he promised that his mother would always be part of his life by presenting Kate Middleton with Princess Diana’s unique sapphire ring. There is a deep unhappiness associated with that diamond-encrusted sapphire. It was seen at that time as a risky, even fatalistic gesture. Some even feared that he was saddling his fiancee with an impossibly heavy burden.
Now four and a half years later, Prince William has made that undertaking about his mother even more permanent. Indeed, by giving the baby Princess Charlotte the names of both his mother and grandmother, Prince William has sent a clear signal about the kind of King he intends to be. Conventional on the one hand, but spirited and single-minded on the other.
PRINCE WILLIAM WILL BE A KIND KING?
Prince William has shown, that he is not afraid to take on those vested powers who ever since Diana’s death have sought to diminish her reputation.
Over theses past 20 years since Princess Diana’s death, it has seemed as if Prince William did not have the courage to fight those who wanted to turn his mother into the forgotten Princess. But the truth is, he has had to walk a tightrope knowing that even within his own family there was an implacable opposition to her.
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IN THE HONOR OF PRINCESS DIANA.
Friends and fans had accepted that no sculpture was commissioned. Since Princess Diana was such a vital and life-enhancing figure, no representation could do her justice. The message now could not be clearer. Princess Diana is a non-negotiable part of his life.
By choosing Elizabeth, Prince William ensures that this most Royal of names continues at the top of the Royal Family for another generation. Prince Charles is doubly thrilled. As it continues the thread to his beloved grandmother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
More than anyone, Prince William knows the risks of selecting the name Diana. Prince William was adamant that would not happen. Ever since losing his mother, he has been frustrated by all the criticism he got. Which was that he has not done enough to celebrate Princess Diana’s life.
On the contrary, Prince William in his quiet way, has done precisely that for a very long time now.