Prince William also tells his children stories of "Granny Diana" when he puts them to bed.
Prince Harry, who now lives in the US, paid a special tribute to the late Princess Diana in honor of Mother's Day in the UK. As part of the annual holiday known as "Mothering Sunday," the Duke of Sussex arranged to have flowers laid over Princess Diana's grave on March 14.
Currently, Prince Harry, 36, is the same age his mother was when she was killed in a car crash in the year 1997, according to Us Weekly. She was laid to rest in Althorp at her family's garden in Northamptonshire, England, back when Harry was 12 years old and his older brother, William was 15.
As part of "Mothering Sunday" this year, Prince William's three children, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2 also honored their late grandmother and created cards with touching handwritten messages.
"Dear Granny Diana, Happy Happy Mother's Day. I love you very much and think of you always," wrote Prince George while Princess Charlotte wrote, "Papa is missing you."
This year Mother’s Day will be different once again.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) March 14, 2021
Many of us will be apart from our loved ones, but looking forward to a time in the not too distant future when we can give our mother a hug again. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Bys6OCqtTT
Along with the cards made by the three young children, a message was also shared on social media on behalf of William and Kate which said, "This year Mother’s Day will be different once again. Many of us will be apart from our loved ones, but looking forward to a time in the not too distant future when we can give our mother a hug again. But for those experiencing bereavement, today may be particularly challenging."
The message went on to say, "Each year on Mother’s Day, George, Charlotte, and Louis make cards remembering their Granny, Diana, for William. Whatever your circumstances, we are thinking of you this Mother’s Day."
To keep his mother's memory alive, Prince William constantly talks to his kids about Granny Diana. In a documentary called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, he said, "she'd love the children to bits," as quoted by Marie Claire.
"We’ve got more photos up round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff," Prince William said. "It’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her, so she cannot really provide that—that level of detail. So, I do [when] regularly putting George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers in their lives, and so it’s important that they know who she was and that she existed."
Both Prince Harry and Prince William have spoken about how they have felt their mother's presence in their lives even after her death and Prince William said, as quoted by the Daily Mail, "There are not many days that go by I don't think of her. I have a smile every now and again when someone says something, and I think, 'that's exactly what she would have said', or, 'she would have enjoyed that comment. So they always live with you, people you lose, like that. And my mother lives with me every day. I give thanks that I was lucky enough to be her son and I got to know her for the 15 years that I did."
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