For the royal family, honoring the memory of the woman who, undoubtedly, changed the monarch is so vital. And what Prince William and Kate Middleton tell their children about the late Princess of Wales is really tugging on our heartstrings.
Aug. 31 may mark the 22nd anniversary of Princess Diana’s death of the late Princess of Wales, but Prince William and Duchess Kate honor her memory every single day. Since they’ve become parents, they have used the memory of Princess Diana as a guide for their parenting. According to a source who spoke with Us Weekly, “Diana was such a wonderful mother. William and Kate are doing their best to take after her when it comes to raising George, Charlotte and Louis. They’re determined to give their kids a normal life, just like Diana did.”
Prince William and Duchess Kate have been doing their utmost to give their children some semblance of a normal life despite their unique position. And that “normal life” the source alludes to includes everything from fun to disciplinary duties. “If the kids misbehave, William often thinks to himself, ‘What would my mom have done in this situation?'” the source tells the publication.
But it doesn’t end there. Prince William and Duchess Kate also keep Princess Diana’s memory alive by telling their children all about their paternal grandmother. “George and Charlotte know all about their late grandmother and what an amazing woman she was,” the insider says. “William tells them she’s watching over them from heaven.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been rather hands-on with their children, just as Princess Diana was with Prince William and Prince Harry. On Sept. 5, Kate and, likely, Prince William will be there for Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s first day of school. While Prince George will be facing a rather intense curriculum, George and his sister are extremely close, as they both head to Thomas’s Battersea.
Princess Diana left an indelible impact on the monarchy and the world at large. Changing assumptions of what it meant to be royal, using her platform for vital causes and ensuring her two sons were humbled in their upbringing are just a few qualities that remain unassailable parts of her legacy. We just love seeing Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan continue to cherish Princess Diana’s memory by keeping her alive through their parenting and overall vision of the royal family.