Prince Harry and his older brother Prince William never spoke about their mother Princess Diana since she died in a car crash in 1997. In a shocking revelation, a palace aide said that the royal siblings did not want to upset their dad Prince Charles and his wife Camilla so they kept their grief private.
Prince Harry hosted a BBQ event in the gardens of Kensington Palace last week for Heads Together campaign and shared that he regretted that he did not speak about the death of his mom earlier. He said he only started to reference his mom and his loss three years ago.
The exact reason for his silence is not known, but it seems that the brothers waited for the right time to speak their mind, Daily Mail reports.
The two kids were just 12 and 14, respectively when Diana did in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. Imagine the plight of two growing kids who are unable to express their feelings for their mom even after she dies!
Harry and William’s grandfather Prince Philip previously revealed in an interview that the boys were reluctant to accompany their mom (coffin) on her last walk.
All this, Princes Harry and William did for the sake of their dad Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. The latter was reportedly Charles’ true love, who still stands beside him, Yahoo reports.
“The whole Diana subject was tricky, and their sensitivity about saying anything was noticeable. They were often upset when their mother’s name cropped up, especially when books about her came out, but there was this reluctance to say or do much,” said an aide.
Prince Harry is often compared to Diana for his charity work. An insider told to BBC that the prince is just like his mom “he has an emotional intelligence, is tactile, too, and, like her, connects easily with people.” The source added that Harry is not afraid to “show his humanity” and to shine the light on “forgotten children around the world.”
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 25, 2016