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Prince William decided to post Mother's Day cards his children made for "Granny Diana" to remind the world that he was her son too, a royal expert has speculated.
Posted on the Kensington Palace official Instagram account on Sunday, March 14,, the hand-written missives, adorned with kisses, were as poignant as the revelation that Prince William’s children write loving messages “Queen of People's Hearts” every year.
Charlotte’s card read: “Papa is missing you.”
Royal expert Camilla Tominey wrote in the Daily Telegraph that "the Cambridges are taking back control of their own narrative in the face of the Sussexes’ truth" after Meghan having accused Kate of making her cry and made allegations of racism in the Royal Family.
As royal biographer, Penny Junor puts it: “I think it was very much William trying to say: ‘I am Diana’s son, too.’”
During the two-hour tell-all with Oprah, Harry repeatedly invoked their late mother, claiming that the disputes within the Royal Family brought back memories of her.
He suggested that she would have been angry at the way he and Meghan had been treated and even going so far as to state of their departure: “I think she saw it coming.”
However, William, 38, has always taken issue with his mother’s reputation as a “royal rebel” when she was the epitome of public service, spending 16 years representing Queen and country.
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Harry arranged for flowers to be placed on his mother’s grave on the grounds of Althorp Park.
Both brothers are expected to unveil the statue of their mother on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1.
All eyes will be on the estranged siblings as they are reunited in Kensington Palace Gardensn after Harry told Oprah that their sibling relationship was strained and needed time.
Royal watchers remain perplexed as to how the Palace is going to orchestrate what could prove to be a very awkward engagement with the world’s press looking on.
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The two princes commissioned the statue of their mother after the original £3.6 million memorial fountain in Hyde Park was beset with problems.
The Princess’s grave on an island at Althorp cannot be accessed by the public, and the royal brothers had long felt there was no “fitting or lasting tribute” to her life.
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But after commissioning sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley is thought Diana’s sons struggled to agree on what the statue should look like.
In July 2019, amid reports he was “barely on speaking terms” with Harry, William reportedly told fans gathered outside Kensington Palace that the statue would materialise “soon, very soon”..
- Prince William
- Royal Family
- Princess Diana
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