Here’s a rare insight into what family life was like for Princess Diana and her sons, Prince Harry and William.
Prince Harry was an adorable little boy who had a lovely bond with his doting mother Diana.
Princess Diana had a close bond with her two sons and always wanted them to have as normal an upbringing as possible, regardless of the fact one was the future king of England. She took William and Harry on family holidays, rode water rides at amusements parks with them, and even let a cheeky young Harry have dessert for breakfast, according to a former royal chef.
Royal fans have now been treated to an insight into their relationship, with a handwritten note that Diana penned on behalf of Harry in his younger years. According to Carolyn Rob, who started working as a personal chef for Diana and her family at Kensington Palace in 1989, the Princess would let Harry eat mini treacle tarts for breakfast.
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In an interview with the Sunday Times, Carolyn revealed that one day, Harry came down to the kitchen and asked for pudding before he’d even had breakfast. She was hesitant and informed the young prince he had better ask his mother first. “So off he went, scampering back a few minutes later with a note Diana had written: ‘Mummy says it’s okay,” she said, adding that she recognised the Princess of Wales’ own handwriting on the note.
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Robb ended up giving Harry the dessert he had come for, but it wasn’t actually one she had cooked. In fact, Diana used to cook tiny puddings the size of 50-pence pieces for her sons, a sweet treat the two clearly adored.
That wasn’t the only way the princess helped out around the kitchen, with Robb adding Diana often helped with the washing up and favoured simple food that was easy for the chefs to whip together.
She continued to talk about what sorts of foods they enjoyed eating. She revealed that they were “very easy to cook for” and “loved simple things” like salads, souffles, mint lamb and stuffed aubergine. Because the boys enjoyed sweet treats so much, she told the paper that she snook flapjacks and biscuits into their school lunchboxes. After Charles and Diana’s divorce, Carolyn continued to work for Charles until 2000.
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She was the people’s princess for a reason, and Diana’s natural ease with Robb and homemade treats for her sons are sweet reminders of why she was so beloved. Now that Harry is a father himself, we can’t help but wonder if he’ll be sharing his mother’s old 50 pence pudding recipe with his first child with wife Meghan.
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