How Prince William and Prince Harry marked their mother Princess Diana’s death anniversary

Losing a parent is always painful, and remembering the loss when the anniversary of their death comes around never gets easier - so it's no wonder Prince William and Prince Harry are choosing to spend the difficult day together.

According to reports, the brothers got together to reminisce about their mother.

A source told American publication Us Weekly: “They talk about the little things about Diana that made them laugh: the ski trips and outings to Thorpe; the effort she went to on their birthdays – all of it.”

According to the insider, the brothers had their spouses and children join them later – which is particularly special for Prince Harry, since it’s the first time he’s marked the painful date as a father himself.

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The royals also take the time to talk about their mum’s work in helping people around the world, and use it to brainstorm their own charity campaigns.

“They always discuss Diana’s charity work and brainstorm ways they can continue her legacy. Helping others and being a role model to those less fortunate is at the top of their priority list”, they added.

This year marks 22 years since Princess Diana passed away in a tragic car accident in Paris.

During the significant 20th anniversary two years ago, Prince William reflected on walking behind his mother’s coffin on the way to her funeral.

In one ITV documentary, Diana: Her Life and Legacy, he said: “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, that walk. I felt like she was almost walking along beside us, to get us through it.”

Prince Harry also revealed that he and his brother were still suffering intense grief after their loss, 20 years on.

He confessed: “There’s, you know, there’s a lot of — there’s a lot of grief that still needs to be let out.”

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.