Why Princess Diana could 'loom' over the royal family for decades

Princess Diana's influence will remain in the royal family for years to come, an expert says

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Princess Diana could continue to 'loom' over the Royal Family for decades as she still influences how her son, Prince William, takes on royal duties, according to a royal expert.

Katie Nicholl explained how Prince William will never let the memory of his mother die, meaning that her presence will be felt within The Firm for years to come. 

She said, "As long as William is there, even as an older man, as an older king, the fruits of his labour, such as work that he will do, the king that he will be is going to be... the influence of Diana, the influence that she had on him from such an early age and throughout his adulthood, is there. You can't deny it."

Speaking to the Daily Mail, she added, "I remember being told by a very senior Palace courtier that probably the memory of Diana will really only die out when George is on the throne."

Katie Nicholl's comments come as the Royal Family prepare for the 25th anniversary of Diana's death on 31st August.

Princess Diana tied in a tragic car accident in Paris in 1997, when William and Harry were just 15 and 12 years old.

Last week, the "very emotional" conversation had between Prince William, Prince Harry and an investigator looking into the death of their mother was revealed. 

Lord John Stevens, an investigator who worked looking into the car crash that killed Princess Diana in 1997, shared details of a heartbreaking conversation he had with Prince Harry and Prince William after the incident. 

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Speaking to US Weekly in light of the release of The Diana Investigations docuseries on Discovery+, he said, "So, I went along with two other people who were part of the investigation, detective inspector, and outside the door [at Kensington Palace], it was said ‘No, they only want to see you,’ that’s me."

He added, "I outlined what the conclusions were for about 10 or 15 minutes, and then the rest of the time was them asking me questions, which you’d expect because they didn’t know the circumstances of their mother’s death, where, when she’d died, what did she say and, beyond that, I don’t want to declare what the conversations were."

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