In the years since Princess Diana’s death, the royal family has said some incredibly moving things in her memory.
People all over the world admired Princess Diana for her beauty, her grace, and her strength.
She worked tirelessly to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Diana supported many campaigns to ban landmines. She was a humanitarian, a role model, and, most of all, a loving mother. It’s no wonder the royal family still praises Diana today.
Keep reading for some of the most touching comments from Prince Harry, Prince William, and Queen Elizabeth about Princess Diana. If you adore her as much as we do, you’re sure to get a little misty-eyed after reading these.
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Queen Elizabeth II addressed the nation after Diana’s tragic accident and spoke of Diana’s legacy. “She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – especially for her devotion to her two boys.”
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Diana’s Wish for Her Sons
In a 2007 interview with Matt Lauer, Harry and William were asked if they thought they were leading normal lives as Diana had wished. Harry replied: “I think she’d be happy in the way that we’re going about it. Harry continued “and yes it’s hard — ’cause to a certain respect we never will be normal”.
William Proposes with Diana’s Ring
Prince William proposed to Kate with Diana’s engagement ring. William was asked about the significance behind the gesture, he said “It’s very special to me,” William explained. He added, “It’s my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today.
William Remembers Diana at his Wedding
William also confessed that the wedding was especially emotional without Diana there. “It’s the one time since she’s died where I’ve thought to myself, it would be fantastic if she was here. And just how sad really for her, more than anything, not being able to see it. Because I think she would have loved the day and I think hopefully she’d be very proud of us both.”
Continuing Diana’s Legacy
Harry made a touching confession when he shared that his late mother inspired his extensive charity work. “It’s something that our mother did a lot of and that’s the time that you really get to learn, you get the experiences,” he said.
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The heart-wrenching way Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honoured Princess Diana at their Royal wedding.
From including some of Diana’s favourite flowers in Meghan’s bouquet and having Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Jane Fellowes, give a reading. It signified that she was present in spirit in many ways. But perhaps the most heart-wrenching was by leaving an open seat for her in the chapel, in front of Prince Phillip and next to Prince William.
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