Prince William and Harry agree to privately – and separately – mark the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death, will no longer commemorate milestone anniversaries

The brothers have agreed to draw a line under public events to commemorate their mother’s passing

Prince William and Harry have agreed to no longer publicly commemorate Diana's death
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The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex – Prince William and Prince Harry - will mark the upcoming 25th anniversary of the death of their mother privately and separately, after reportedly agreeing to draw a line under public commemorations of the late Princess.

William and Harry have agreed to stop publicly commemorating the death of their mother, it’s been reported.

The Telegraph reports that the brothers will each remember Diana, Princess of Wales, with their own wives and children, none of whom were able to meet her.

William will be with Duchess Catherine and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ahead of their move to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

Harry will be with wife, Meghan Markle, and their children, Archie and Lilibet, in California.

William and Harry will remember diana privately from now on

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The news will surely do nothing to dissuade rumors that the brothers continue to feud following the fallout of Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from the Royal Family, and subsequent comments made about their time together as working royals.

Diana passed away on August 31, 1997, and the brothers have historically paid tribute to the beloved late Princess of Wales with public gestures and community activities.

Prince William and Prince Harry were just 15 and 12 when their mother was killed in the car crash in a Paris underpass in the early hours.

At the 20th anniversary of her death, they were heavily involved in the opening of a memorial garden at Kensington Palace in her honor.

William and Harry have marked milestone anniversaries in the past

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They also took part in a documentary, loaned belongings of Diana’s to an official exhibition, and met with well-wishers at the gates of their home.

Just last year, the pair also commissioned a statue of her, which was unveiled in a joint photocall despite their widely reported strained relationship.

Prince Harry this week expressed his intention to spend August 31 privately, saying in a speech at a charity dinner, “I want it to be a day filled with memories of her incredible work and love for the way she did it.”

“I want it to be a day to share the spirit of my mum with my family, with my children, who I wish could have met her. Every day, I hope to do her proud.”

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