Prince William missed his mum on his wedding day: ‘She would’ve loved the day’

Katie Couric managed to score one of the biggest “gets” for a journalist – she got exclusive interviews with Prince William and Prince Harry, both promoting their grandmother’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, which begin this coming weekend. I think the full ABC interview comes out tonight? Damn, I’ll have to remember to watch it. Anyway, People Magazine just got another excerpt from the interview – William talking about his mother, and how his wedding was “the one time since she’s died where I’ve . . . thought to myself it would be fantastic if she was here, and just how sad really for her, more than anything, not being able to see it.” Here’s more:

Despite the overabundance of dignitaries in attendance on his 2011 wedding day to Kate Middleton, there was one person missing, though very much on Prince William’s mind: his mother, Princess Diana.

“Very difficult” is how the prince recalls her absence that day, as he reveals during an ABC interview airing Tuesday night, as part of The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric.

“I sort of prepared myself beforehand so that I was sort of mentally prepared … I didn’t want any wobbly lips or anything going on,” says William, 29. “It’s the one time since she’s died, where I’ve … thought to myself it would be fantastic if she was here, and just how sad really for her, more than anything, not being able to see it.”

Diana was killed in a Paris car crash in August 1997, when William was 15.

“I think she … she would have loved the day and I think, hopefully, she’d be very proud,” he tells Couric. “I’m just very sad that she’s never going to get a chance to meet Kate.”

Prince Harry, 27, also gets a chance to remark on his brother’s wedding day and what it would have meant to their mother.

“I think she had the best seat in the house, probably,” says Harry. “But yeah, she would have loved to have been there.”

[From People]

God, that is super-sad to think about. Diana would have loved to see William’s wedding. She would have had a lot to say about the planning of the wedding, and I think she would have had a lot to say about Kate Middleton too. We’ve played this “What if, what if” game before, to mixed results, though. I still think that had Diana lived and seen her boys grow into adult men, the women that Harry and William choose as girlfriends and wives would be a lot different.

Here are some of released videos we have of the Couric interviews. I enjoy the American tendency to completely overlook Prince Charles. Like, people (specifically Americans) act like William is going to inherit the throne after the Queen. Which won’t happen.

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And here’s some video of Harry’s interview (I think Harry’s got the sexier voice, right?):

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  1. gee says:

    Honestly, I think the reason he picked someone so low key and ‘dull’ is because he went through so much with the publicity around his mother. It’s so sad to think about all of it.

  2. Ellie says:

    So for sure he won’t be king next, and Charles will? Because I’ve been confused about that forever. Sometimes I hear that it WILL be William because the Queen and the public like him more, and/or because of Camilla being Charles’ mistress or whatever. So that’s all BS?

    • Anne says:

      Charles is 1st in the line of succession. Unless Charles removes himself from the line or dies before the Queen, then Charles is next.

    • Mia says:

      The speculation on whether William or Charles will inherit has been perpetuated due to three main things: 1) Charles’ unpopularity with the public (which I think has improved alot since the days of Diana) 2) Diana’s controversial interview where she insinuated William should get the Crown, skipping Charles 3) General dislike of Camilla becoming a Queen (this also seems to be improving)

      But if you follow the usual “first son in line” tradition, Charles will be next after the Queen. There are those who argue William should inherit, effectively skipping Charles but I don’t think this is likely to happen.

      • jen d. says:

        Can Camilla be queen? I was under the impression that part of the agreement to the two of them being allowed to marry is that she wouldn’t become queen.

        EDIT: I just looked it up on wikipedia, and she can become queen. It was actually an interested read, in terms of how they managed the “legalities” (for lack of a better term) of the whole thing.

        As an aside, when he does become king I wonder what name he’ll take. Charles the third may not be a great choice, given what happened to the other two.

      • LAK says:

        @Jen d. – he has already said he will not be Charles III, for exactly those reasons. He said he wants to be known as George VII. George is one of his names.

      • Carolyn says:

        Prince Charles is extraordinarily unpopular throughout the Commonwealth. He is widely seen as old-fashioned, out of touch and ineffectual. Hardly qualities for someone leading the most important monarchy. I think something will happen to prevent him from becoming King and it will pass to William. The Queen will see to it. The monarch will go down if Charles & Camilla are running the show. The Queen won’t let that happen.

      • jen d. says:


        Thanks for the info! It’s a good choice for a name.

      • flan says:

        I don’t really get why they named their first born Charles anyway. The first was executed, and the second was a party king who converted to catholicism on his deathbed (= a bad thing then).

        I would have thought they would have used names of more glorious kings like Edward or William (both names have a few glorious kings).

        Richard would have been nice for the Lionheart, but II and III both were killed because of an usurpation. So that is out.

        Added to this, John was considered bad luck in medieval times for a European king. There was John Lackland of Robin Hood fame (who lost Normandy, his crown jewels and wars against his own barons as king), while John I of France died a baby after only a few days of life. John II was captured by the English and his reign was just utter chaos. There were a few more in other countries with bad records. That’s why there’s such a lack of King Johns despite the commonality of the name.

    • LAK says:

      William succeeding rather than his father is wishful thinking for all the reasons everyone has listed.

      Constitutionally, Charles is next in line. it’s not a popularity contest. Only death before HM or an act of parliament or letters patent by HM [ also requiring parliament to act] would change that.

      @Mia and @Anne – i had a thought, please correct me if i am wrong. If he removes himself from the line of succession, wouldn’t that affect his descendants? That’s what Edward VIII as well as Prince Michael of Kent and the heir to Dukedom of Gloucester had to do. They renounced the throne for themselves and their descendants, so if CHarles did the same, constitutionally, he would be renouncing William and Harry’s rights too. Which would leave us with Airmiles Andy as the next Heir/Monarch.

    • LeeLoo says:

      Charles won’t be on the throne for as long as his mother was. He’s already 63 years old and his mother is celebrating 60 years on the throne. Even if she were to retire tomorrow, he’d still be lucky to be on the throne for half the time Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne.

      Besides, I don’t think William is prepared. I also think Charles has gotten a lot softer with age and I think since Diana’s death he’s learned to keep his ego on the shelf. He has supported a lot of green causes and I would be interested to see if he will push for a more environmentally sustainable United Kingdom.

    • Sal says:

      My understanding is its up to the Queen. She can CHOOSE to pass it on to William. There are no laws or patents regarding this; line of succession is tradition, but the Queen can choose to skip Charles and crown William. Its her decision.

      • LAK says:

        No it’s not. It is constitutional based upon order of birth. It is written if you care to look it up. The patents are something she can draw up, but only with express permission of parliament and usually only if there is a crisis like the abdication. The last time a monarch had the power to change the line of succession was the medieval ages.

        People simply dislike Charles because of Diana and conversely love william for the same, and so would rather the throne skip charles altogether.

  3. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I’m 29 years old and I’m terrified at the thought of losing my parents. I would lose it. I can’t even begin to imagine what they went through. My heart goes out to them. I think their mom would be really proud of both.

    • hannah says:

      I lost my biological father when I was 14 (I have no memory of him at all and he lived 300 miles away) . At the time I felt nothing and I was also still trying to get my stepfather to love me (“some men love with their hearts , some only with their bodies” was the advice my pediatrician gave my mother after he told her to take us children leave my stepfather).
      When I turned 18 it really hit me , there was no way I could ever get to know him and I had a pretty rough time . Today it has mostly turned into anger because he lived only 300 miles away (as a child 300 miles seemed like the world ) and in 12 years he could be bothered to drive , fly or whatever to visit his only child. That I wasn’t even worth that much . Today I’m just angry that I couldn ‘t tell him how much he sucked before he croacked

  4. Talie says:

    Well, his mother treated him like a friend, and I definitely think he was deeply affected by her death and continues to be. Apparently, they weren’t on speaking terms when she passed. I do agree that, obviously, their lives would’ve went in different directions. Although the biggest effect on William seems to be how closed off he is.

    • skuddles says:

      Really??? Do tell please Talie – why weren’t they on speaking terms? I adored Princess Diana and read everything I could get my hands on after her death.. I only recall reading how much she missed her boys and was looking forward to seeing them when she got back to England (which was supposed to have been the day after her fatal collision in the tunnel).

    • Elizabeth says:

      Exactly how was a 15 year old not on speaking terms with his mother? William and Harry had just gotten back from a Mediterranean vacation with Diana when she died and all the pictures showed two smiling princes and their happy mother. If they weren’t on speaking terms, they hid it well!!

      P.S. : even Charles and Diana were on relatively good terms at the time of her death.

  5. UniqJaz says:

    What is soo new about this? He has stated this before and i always assumed his mom would have loved seeing her eldest son get married as well as him wanting his mom there.

    • fairy godmother says:

      I always feel compelled to say-
      Do not forget about Harry!
      It is always poor Will.
      Diana had 2 sons not just Willeton.
      I realize everyone knows Harry, but he gets treated like the “spare” & is frequently overlooked/ignored- it just ticks me off!

      • LAK says:

        me too. All this talk of poor william with the tortured childhood who would rather spend time with his wife’s family because he was so tortured as a child. Every excuse for him boils down to either that or the fact his mother died being chased by the paps.

        Harry on the other hand should get over himself, the spoilt brat. He is privileged, why is he complaining etc etc and so forth.

        No one seems to remember that Harry grew up in the same house as William, with similar experiences. There doesn’t seem to be the same woe is me tirade coming from Harry, nor are people prepared to indulge it.

      • fairy godmother says:

        I am so glad someone else notices the way Harry has been treated.
        What really makes it worse is Harry really had it far worse than Willie.
        Harry had been acting up & knew he would get into trouble.
        He said that he expected his father to get after him- instead dear old dad sent Willie to scold Harry.
        PH said it was was because his father was too consumed w/ Camilla issues.
        Can you imagine how Harry felt?
        My heart just bleeds for him (it happened on more than the one occasion).

  6. Jayna says:

    I think she would have loved Kate, a warm, pleasant daughter-I’n-law who loves Will.

  7. LeeLoo says:

    I’m not sure Diana would have the positive effect on her kids life that people were thinking. Let’s not forget that this is a woman who suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Of course she should have had the opportunity to watch her boys grow up, but I don’t think there would have been much of a difference. I think her need to be in the center of attention and constant stream of new boyfriends would have made it rather difficult for the boys. I think their relationship with their mother would have eventually soured as they grew older. I could see Diana being one of those women who would have tried to stay relevant. I also see Diana causing problems for Kate out of jealousy and competing for William’s affection.

    I imagine the situation with Diana and the boys to be something akin to the relationship Cirsei Lannister has with her children in Game of Thrones, or at least she tried to have that sort of relationship with them. I think her death is a huge part of what makes William and Harry – for good or ill- who they are today. I can’t see them any other way.

    • vic says:

      Agree with everything you said. She brought of lot of heartache on herself and others. Also this is the “one” time he thought he would be fantastic if she were there?

    • Zelda says:

      I actually agree. She loved playing the publicity game, and fished for sympathy.

      And She really probably messed William up at least a little with the way she treated him. She’d have continued to do so.

    • mary jane says:

      I couldn’t agree more.

      I am the same age as Diana and followed her life with great interest. I was pregnant with my third and working a night shift in the ICU the night she died. I could not stop crying as I cared for my patient.

      But eventually it dawned on me that her immaturity and desire to be fussed over had indirectly left her children vulnerable. She would never have just focused on her sons, even if she had lived.

      • bluhare says:

        My dad died this past Sunday morning, and I want to thank you and people like you who take care of people in their last hours. The nurses my dad had were absolutely wonderful and I cannot say enough about how compassionate and wonderful they were to him — and us. I just cannot say enough about them. I wrote them a note to thank them the day he died, hoping they know how much we appreciate everything they did.

      • fairy godmother says:

        @ bluhare-
        when I read about your father it actually made me cry.
        I cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your father.
        I guess it is because I know too well what it is like to have a parent missing from one’s life (mine was my mother).
        I can tell you your thank you note to the nurses are worth more than gold! It is how I feel when patients & their families write to me.
        My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

      • mary jane says:

        @bluhare I am also very sorry for your loss.
        It sounds like you were very close to your father so I can imagine the sadness you feel right now. And, trust me, the note you wrote to those nurses WAS appreciated. You did a really lovely thing.

      • bluhare says:

        mary jane and fairy godmother: I never had an appreciation for nurses like I do now. Absolutely wonderful, compassionate people who not only did their job, they did it with humour and caring. I was and am in awe.

        And thank you both for your condolences. I adore my father, that will never, ever go away.

    • garvels says:

      I somewhat agree. If Diana were alive,I think she would have had issues with Carole Middleton and I think she would have had some role in determining who her boys would marry. I just could not see her sitting on the sidelines……..

      • fairy godmother says:

        IA w/ garvels-
        Diana would have recognized Ma Midds overbearing diva nature.
        Plus Ma Midds would never have been able to put forth the image as “maternal”.

        As for Diana she was just beginning to mature & find her way. Who is to say she would have continued in her old ways?
        I think she did not want to be swept under the carpet by Charlie & his pals & she put on a bit of show.
        I believe she was still in love w/ Charles despite the volatile years. They were just managing to behave much kinder w/ one another.

  8. LAK says:

    isn’t this a given for everyone who has lost a parent they loved before they marry?

    I still think it was so wrong to make them walk behind their mother’s funeral cortage. All because The Queen/palace had mishandled the public’s reaction to her death.

    • bluhare says:

      Up until recently, I did not know they didn’t want to do it. But what a tribute to their mother. I stayed up all night and watched the funeral. I have never, ever heard London so quiet.

    • Jennifer says:

      Walking behind the gun carriage at a Royal funeral is a very old tradition, hundreds of years old. I can’t rememebr where, but i read recently that both the boys wanted to do it.

    • LAK says:

      I know that it’s tradition.

      I still maintain that they were too young. i was in hyde park where they had put up screens to watch. The silence with the odd wail was scary and moody, even in the park. i think that is the one instance they should have allowed them to go privately to the abbey because it felt like the public was demanding public grief from the two boys. And yet at the same time, it was a public funeral so they did the traditional thing. i honestly do not think the public would have turned against them for going privately.

      Sometimes, tradition isn’t always right.

    • JulieM says:

      Wow, LAK. I didn’t know that the boys were forced to walk the funeral procession. And at such tender ages. What a PR screw up.

  9. islandgirl says:

    Wow I did not know that some of you people know diana so personally lol

    • LeeLoo says:

      Well with all the media reports, books, and interviews from those who knew her personally. I think it’s safe for everyone to have a decent gauge of what she was like as a person.

      • Day says:

        I agree with that person above. You people talk as if you knew this woman personally. I would be more inclined to believe the various media reports, books, and interviews reporting IF they didn’t constantly report different things. Each one says something completely different than the one before. It all comes down to which story you choose to believe; it’s all speculative but of course that doesn’t stop people from reporting it as fact rather than opinion(which it really is.)

    • Linny says:

      I’m with you. I don’t care how many interviews she gave or who has blabbed about her. I take it all with a boulder of salt.

      • LAK says:

        People’s opinion is based on solid witnesses including the lady herself. Not speculation.

        i am sure we can all sift through the stories told by charlatans vs the ones told by people that were solidly in her life.

      • Linny says:

        @LAK, Oh, please. Solid witnesses according to who? Sift away all you want. I don’t care enough to do that. Everyone’s had a motive when it’s come to reporting about Diana. I will continue to take things I hear about her with my boulder of salt. You can call it fact ’til the cows come home; it doesn’t make it so.

      • Eve says:

        Everyone has a motive about everything they do. That doesn’t mean what they are saying isn’t truthful.

        Diana herself revealed in the Morton book and the Panorama interview some of her worst qualities in addition to facts like that she had bulimia, made suicide attempts, cut herself, etc. She openly talks about how she used William to dump her emotional dramas on him.

      • LAK says:

        @Linny – Of course everybody reporting on any subject has an agenda, including Diana herself. It doesn’t mean that everything you hear is lies.

        In her case though, her life was/is pretty well researched and was/is an open book.

        The final word in this case goes to Diana herself. Unless you think everything she said was lies. In which case everybody in her life is owed an apology, and she was just being a drama queen fot her own agenda.

    • Original Lucy says:

      and also, the posters intimating that Diana wasn’t a good mother should remember that it was Charles that ruined his marriage, thus his family. Charles should have kept away from Camilla (dear God, Camilla) and focused on his wife and children.

  10. Meecey says:

    It is a shame Princess Di didn’t get to see her boys’ grow up. My heart goes out to them as I can’t imagine their pain that even in times of great joy, they have to mourn the loss. So sad.

  11. Happy21 says:

    I think its kind of a given that there was someone missing on his wedding day. I personally think the questions about it is kind of stupid.

    My mum died before my sister or I could get married or have children. I don’t want to get married or have children but my younger sister does and I know this will affect her greatly when the time comes.

  12. Reece says:

    Wouldn’t anyone wish their mom was there on their wedding day if she had died when they were young?
    From what I’ve read (mostly thru links on here), I still think Will would have gone for the “normal” girl if Diana had lived. His family life was drama and Kate’s or whomever he chose was/isn’t. However maybe she would have been someone a little more proactive. I do think Harry wouldn’t be as much of a frat boy.

  13. fancyamazon says:

    :) He misses his mother, of course. Sweet and sad. As for Charles, there are a lot of people who feel that there was some (a LOT) of thought put into the progression when Charles married Camilla, and that in the end he will not keep the throne, but will pass it on to William. It is known that he loved Camilla all along, but was not allowed to take her as a bride, and so he chose someone he thought he could become happy with. I will not be surprised at all if he abdicates soon after taking the throne.

    • molly says:

      you say “he chose someone he thought he could become happy with”. If he had had any serious thought about finding happiness, he would have left the “trollope” alone to start with. Charles’ mission was to find a heir womb, nothing more, nothing less.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Bollocks as the brits say! Charles and Camilla dated when they were in their ’20′s. Charles didn’t feel ready for marriage, the relationship ended and Camilla started dating and then married someone else. Its ridiculous to say Charles was not allowed to marry her! When he was “ready” to marry, she was a married woman with two children. You snooze, you lose, Chuck.

  14. Joy says:

    I’m glad somebody else notices how Charles literally doesn’t exist in the American media.

  15. Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

    What else is he supposed to say about her? It’s a common sentiment to wish a dead parent were still alive–for whatever reason.
    I don’t think the same criteria we all understand of “mother-in-law” applies to the royal family. All of their roles are pretty much mapped out for them–there is no doubt where they will spend xmas, for example. There probably is not a lot of room for spats–as everyone understands Grandma is LARGE and IN CHARGE!

    • molly says:

      Agreed, the Queen will decide when they can have a baby, I’m surprised the Queen has allowed the “trollope” to take Kate under her wing, bet she is laughing up her sleeve as the wicked step-mother. If she had left Charles alone perhaps Diana wouldn’t have been where she was when she was killed and had the pleasure at being at her son’s wedding.

      • Ducky La Rue says:

        @Molly – Wow, that’s more than a bit over the top, what with the repeated use of “trollope” and the insinuation that Camilla is somehow “perhaps” peripherally responsible for Diana’s death. :-/

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        Molly, I like to imagine that The Rottweiler was told (before she was allowed to marry Chuck) that she had to tow the line as far as Harry and Wills were concerned. I hope she doesn’t have much choice in the matter–that she pretty much HAS to kiss Kate’s ass!
        Because if the Brits even slightly SUSPECTED Camilla was being a bitch to anybody connected to Diana, (ie Kate) they would eviscerate her in the press.

  16. G says:

    I think the existence of the British Monarchy itself will be in question when Elizabeth passes. She’s a unique historical figure among current monarchs. When she’s gone the role of the King will be much attenuated and likely simply phased out.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      I doubt it. Tourism in the UK because of the royals is a huge business. They cost a lot to maintain, yes, but they also generate a ton of money for the Brits.

      • fairy godmother says:

        Tourism will continue with or without the BRF.
        It may even increase if it ends- there will be historical sites & access to see things never available to the public before.
        Look at former monarchies- France, Russia, etc. they are rolling in tourists and money long after ending their monarchs.

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        I don’t know…I think the anachronism of modern day British royalty is fascinating to people, especially Americans.

        I think if the Brits got rid of the royal family for financial reasons, they’d have to spend just as much or more to keep tourist butts in the seats.
        I say keep ‘em around, in publicity alone they do more good than harm.

    • Anne says:

      @fairy godmother

      I’m not sure about that. I’ve read in several place that many of the royal properties are owned outright by the royals. Even if monarchy is abolished, things that are privately owned by them, should revert to them. Otherwise you are now stripping property from people who are regular citizens.

  17. skuddles says:

    This thread makes me seriously miss Diana…. she had her share of the crazy, no doubt – you never knew what she was going to say or do next, not to mention she was the absolute queen of the PR maneuvers, but she did it all with such style and panache…. I just miss her.

  18. Feebee says:

    I think it’s a sentiment already shared and as many have noted almost universally felt by those who have lost a parent before their wedding day.

    Diana was a complicated woman with a complicated life. It’s too easy to say now how she would be with the women in her sons’ lives. I remember a woman who loved her sons and tried to guide them in what was for her a hostile environment. Even if she was still here I don’t think they’d be terribly different from how they are now.

    Ultimately William is dutiful, careful and ever wary of his ‘heirness’ and Harry is working hard and having fun whilst doing charity work that really comes from the heart.

  19. Stacie says:

    I have loved Princess Diana for years . I can actually remember the day she died . It was Horrible . I wish she could have been there at William’s wedding too .I think she would have LOVED Cate. RIP Diana :)

  20. Cirque28 says:

    “Why? Has she friended you?”

    LOL! Harry is funny.

  21. benny says:

    She would have loved the DAY? Not “the bride”?! Of course any mother would love the day. What a weak statement to make.

  22. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    “…the one time since she’s died…”?? I am pretty sure I know what he meant, but that didn’t come across well. Is this really the “one” time?

  23. iseepinkelefants says:

    If Diana were alive Kate wouldn’t be here. End of.

    I don’t think it has anything to do with Waity’s social standing (I don’t think Diana would have turned her nose up to that), but more to do with her work ethic (lack thereof) and her vapid, coldness. I think Diana would have seen through her golddigger schtick and if Diana were here William wouldn’t need to turn to Carole Middleton (a crutch).

    Now Harry is a different story. No doubt his mother’s death affected him but you couldn’t tell. He’s nothing like William. He doesn’t use her death as an excuse for all of his behavior. He’s a frat boy hellraiser and he was like that when she was alive (there are these interviews with her and Harry is making a fuss in the background and she’s yelling “Harry! Stop that” and all you hear is giggling from him and William pleading with him to settle down. It’s adorable and very unabashed).

    Harry would have probably dated Chelsy no matter what. He’s a party boy, she’s a party girl they get on. Harry seems to have come to terms with his loss and hasn’t let it affect who he is today. The little boy from those videos seem to be the same man we see today (wicked sense of humor, warmth and playfulness).

  24. GoodCapon says:

    I wouldn’t worry, he now has an adoptive, caring mother in the form of CAROLE MIDDLETON. Ugh.

  25. DanaG says:

    Camilla would never have been allowed to marry Charles in the early years she was very well known as a girl who had slept around alot. She also wanted to marry Andrew Parker Bowles and had a 7 year action plan. She won and married him while Charles was at sea. But there is no way at that time could Charles have married someone who had that sort of reputation. Diana was chosen because she was a virgin and someone Camilla and Charles thought they could control. A lot of blame falls to them for her eating disorder and it was them who started the rumor she was unstable. Diana knew for years of the affair and no one would believe her so of course she went a bit mad who wouldn’t? In the end she seemed to have her life together the eating disorder was a thing of the past and she had become a mature woman who even was dealing with Charles in a grown up way. I think William and Harry would have done just as well if not better if she had of lived. Charles does not live in the real world and has no understanding on what life is really like. William and Harry got that understanding from their mother. I hope Charles doesn’t get to be king he is such a joke and Camilla is such a lazy woman the Monarchy will fall for sure. Do any of you really think Charles doesn’t have another mistress on the side? He always has had someone even when he was with Camilla in the early years, it’s just that Camilla doesn’t care.

    • garvels says:

      I completely agree with you. People forget that Diana was only 19 years old when she was engaged to Prince Charles. She was so innocent and naive to Camilla and the Prince’s motives and game playing. No wonder she had self esteem related illnesses when confronted with reality at the age of 20.

      I get irritated when people compare the Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Diana. There is no comparison between the two women. Princess Diana at the age of 20 was forced into an impossible situation, whereas the Duchess of Cambridge at the age of 30, is treated like a fragile porcelain doll, who has all of the support of the royal family. When the media ravaged princess Diana, Prince Charles and the royal family did not lift one finger to protect her.

      I truly believe that Prince William will completely support his wife, specifically because he remembers his mother’s torment due to his father’s relationship with Camilla.

      I think it would be best if Prince Charles past the crown to Prince William when the time comes for Queen Elizabeth to step down(in about 20 years..ha ha)

      • Val says:

        There is no time for QE II to “step down.”. She has the job for life, she has vowed it and that is the way it will be. The royal family and the monarchy were so scarred when the Queen’s Uncle David abdicated for the American divorcee that there is no way in hell the Queen will step down, nor will she “pass” the crown to William. It will never happen. Charles will be King until he dies, then William takes over. If Charles lives a long life like Elizabeth II, it will be a long time before we see King William.

  26. Br says:

    He only really missed his mom ONCE? that is so sad.

  27. NYC_girl says:

    Hot damn, Harry is sexy. LOVE a posh British accent!

  28. Ravensdaughter says:

    I missed her, too.

  29. Deeana says:

    If Charles was killed in an auto accident or dropped dead of a sudden heart attack, then William would be king when granny dies, right?