Prince Harry & Meghan volunteered with kids on the anniversary of Diana’s passing

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The children of our Preschool Learning Center got a wonderful surprise when The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited yesterday! ❤️ In addition to helping the children replant the Preschool Learning Center's garden, they spent time with them, sharing their appreciation for nature and helping to instill the importance of healthy eating. We truly appreciate their time and care for our students. 🌱 For more than 100 years, @assistanceleagueoflosangeles has been providing early education services to children in need. Our nationally-accredited preschool instructs 40 students from low-income L.A. families. #AssistLA100 #AssistLAtogether #dukeandduchess #dukeandduchessofsussex #harryandmeghan #LosAngeles #VolunteerLA Photos by @msayles

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I didn’t write anything about the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death yesterday. Every year, I remember her passing and I remember where I was (my college dorm) when the news came out. It honestly still hurts, and I didn’t even know her. But that whole summer felt so odd, but like she was in a new place, a new frame of mind as she traveled by yacht around the Meditteranean with Dodi al Fayed. I can only imagine how the anniversary hits Diana’s two sons. For years, Harry usually does something quiet to mark the date. He’ll volunteer at a charity or make a trip to somewhere special to his mother. This year, Harry and Meghan volunteered as an LA preschool – they planted flowers and veggies in a small garden at the preschool:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honored Princess Diana’s memory by planting her favorite flowers during a special visit to a Los Angeles preschool. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently moved to Santa Barbara with their 1-year-old son Archie, joined children and teachers at the Preschool Learning Center in L.A. on Monday, which marked the 23rd anniversary of the death of Harry’s mom.

In the children’s learning garden, the couple and the kids got their hands dirty as they watered the plot with elephant-shaped cans. They planted flowers and vegetables, including petunias, California wildflowers, tomatoes, squash, sweet peas and more.

“Everyone got their hands dirty digging holes for the new plants and seeds and making sure they were secure with enough soil,” a source says.

Harry also brought along seeds for his mother’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots. Meghan and Harry also spent some time reading books to the children, including Jack and the Beanstalk and others about gardening, vegetables and planting. The classic fairytale “had everyone laughing about magic beans,” the source adds. “They listened to children’s nursery music while they gardened and some of the children danced and sang.”

Preschool Learning Center is a program of the Assistance League of Los Angeles, which aims to improve the lives of impoverished children in the community through philanthropy, dedicated service and compassionate programs. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously volunteered at the Preschool Learning Center, which is close to where Meghan attended middle and high school.

[From People]

He brought seeds for forget-me-nots. I’m crying. It’s really beautiful. It’s the perfect way for Harry to remember his mother and honor his mother. His mother, who loved children and flowers and dancing and singing. And the fact that he got to do this with his beloved wife, whom he protected the way he could never protect his mother. WEEPING.

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  1. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    So much symbolism, so beautiful.

    Harry, I feel, really honored his mother by protecting Meghan, giving her the freedom and help that Diana was never afforded. He watched the media and the crown drag his mother down from a young age, and was helpless. It must be really empowering for him to do right by Meghan and leave some of that toxicity behind.

    • Levans says:

      So much this!

    • Bookie says:


    • Myra says:

      I only knew of her on the day she passed when I walked in on my mother crying. Seeing what Meghan went (is going) through, it makes me sad to realise that Diana did not have the support Meghan has now with Harry. I know some people say she also colluded with the media, but she was so young when she got married to a man, more than a decade older than her. She was alone in an institution that is so ruthless and so cold. I don’t blame her for trying to control her image or getting her side out there.

      • Nyro says:

        I can’t stand when royal reporters and photographers pull the whole “well, it’s not out fault because she colluded with the media” thing. She was doing the best she could as a young person and clearly saw that the family she married into regularly used the media to protect themselves. They blame her for doing what everyone else in that family did.

      • Myra says:

        Exactly @Nyro. She did what she had to do to fight back against a toxic media culture. I learnt today that after the divorce she was only able to see her kids twice a month because they were in boarding school and she had to split weekends with Charles. How sad is that?

      • CatWomen says:

        Myra her death was something like 911 it hit everyone hard. I woke up and saw the headline of the New York Times it was a Sunday. Immediately turned on TV news and starting crying for an entire week. Exactly the same thing I did during 911. I was stuck in the Subway on 12th Street at 9:30 AM and it was crazy scary. Diana was like a goddess she just had this light you know. Good to see her sons growth transition to a way of life aligned to his Mom.

      • Myra says:

        @Catwomen I’m sorry you went through that. I cannot begin to imagine how scary it was for you on that day.

      • WigletWatcher says:

        Diana was extremely wise. She was overlooked and underestimated because everyone assumed she was simply young and naive. Easily manipulated.
        It’s easier to think of Diana as a child of war. She matured inside a bubble of the horrors of the BRF and broke free using the tools she saw them use. The media. Diana was a warrior in that sense.
        I think she’d be beyond proud of Harry and Megan for how they’ve carried themselves and chosen to live their lives.

        Boarding school was the norm for the BRF and Diana. Seeing them so rarely was expected. The splitting weekends sounds like an equal custody ruling. It could have been worse and something she did not expect. But this… she knew and accepted by every account.

      • CarbnFtPrnt says:

        British media: what happened to Diana was her fault, she met with us, invited us to tea
        British media: Meghan should meet with us, invite us to tea

    • Becks1 says:

      Well said. By protecting Meghan and removing her from the viper pit that is “the palace” and protecting her against the press – he is honoring his mother and doing for his wife what no one would do for Diana.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        By protecting his family in a way his father never protected him or his mother… he is honoring his mother and maybe in a small way finding closure for that sad confused little boy who was forced to walk behind his mothers funeral hearse in front of the whole damn world. I am so grateful his wife and son will benefit from his maturity and dedication to their safety. It was a beautiful tribute.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Beautifully stated. I think his response to Meghan’s treatment has been well done. More than that, the way he has supported her while she was a working royal was well done. The others (father and brother) seems to want to take center stage at all times, while Harry seems proud to have Meghan shine.

    • Case says:

      Wholeheartedly agree. Those who don’t understand why Harry and Meghan left their lives in England behind, or believe Meghan manipulated Harry into moving to the U.S., seem to forget the fate of Diana. Wherever Diana is, I have no doubt she’s incredibly proud of her son’s choice to put his wife and child above everything else. He should feel very proud of that, too. No one did that for Diana.

    • HeyJude says:

      I agree he’s protecting his family the way he wishes his mother was protected.

      Harry really is such a good chap. I really admire him more and more as someone who’s example can be looked up to.

  2. Feeshalori says:

    What a wonderful remembrance of his mother with her favorite flowers, gardening and with children. How lovely to see this. And he’s memorializing Diana in the best way by giving his family the protection and support that she did not receive. And as a sidenote, they’re my favorite kind of gardeners by not wearing gloves and getting their hands down and dirty!

  3. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    I’m crumbling between this and Chadwick’s passing.

    • Babz says:

      Lots of emotions all around! These little ones will remember this day forever. What a beautiful remembrance for his mum.

  4. Mtec says:

    So beautiful. I like the idea of him planting her favourite flower somewhere new, it’s like a piece of her in all around. I think Diana’s passing rattled many people from multiple generations, so I get still feeling like it hurts, I think I remember where I was too, just turned 7yrs old, and in the Dominican Republic, hearing how a Princess had just died, and bits and pieces of the funeral. And just remember being really sad the following years when the news would bring it up again, and all those tv specials on Diana and her funeral.

  5. Toot says:

    Such a great way to honor Diana and give exposure to a great organization.

    Well done Harry and Meghan.

  6. lanne says:

    I wonder how the BM will spin this. Those toxic fools will accuse him of “floral appropriation” for planting his mother’s favorite seeds. Their obsession with Prince Harry is pretty frightening.

    • Snuffles says:

      I’m sure they will find some way to try and ruin it.

      I already saw some comments about them trying to profit off of children. Ignoring the face that the only one profiting is the charity. From the free publicity and influx of donations. Maybe get some new volunteers.

      They also questioned how long they were there trying to insinuate it was only for a few minutes for a photo op. Also ignoring the fact that the article stated they were clearly there for hours working and playing with the children.

    • Nyro says:

      Well, the mugxit haters are all obsessed with and trying to find something nefarious about the fact that they use their own photographer to cover their work. So I’m sure that’ll be the angle the articles take, since I believe some of the bigger accounts are actually Royal reporter burner accounts. People are convinced recently that one hater in particular is Victoria Arbiter.

      • Snuffles says:

        Oh, the U.K. press is no doubt furious that Harry and Meghan are using their own photographers and copyrighting the photos. It means that the U.K. media can’t profit off of them.

        So not only are they not getting any scoops and finding out second hand, they will have to ask and pay for the permission to use the photographs.

        My guess is that Harry and Meghan have a deal where the organization involved gets a share of the profits (in addition to the photographer).

        Harry has undermined the whole royal racket.

      • Lemons says:

        Noticed that the photographer seems to be a prominent Black photographer as well. Does some incredible portraits.

        They need to accept that these two are willing to lend their image to help others and create opportunities in their community. The BM and Royal Rota made it very clear that Meghan was not a part of that community, so Harry decided he would leave.

        Harry’s gesture towards his mother is beautiful. Maybe it’s because it feels like the world is burning, but little things like this add some positivity to my day.

      • Nic919 says:

        They are trying to make bringing in a photographer to promote the charity a bad thing, which is exactly what their heroes do every single time so I don’t think they realize they are insulting what all royals do. The point of the visit was to bring cheer to the kids and use their notoriety to bring attention to this charity. And they have succeeded.

      • Nyro says:

        Exactly. They’re bringing in a well respected African American photographer instead of a seedy rota rat from The Daily Mail or The Sun or the Telegraph. They hate that so much. And they’re so out of touch that they think this is going to rile people up and turn them against Meghan and Harry. They’re controlling their own image and using their platform to boost content creators of color while doing it. No sane person would have a problem with that.

    • MsIam says:

      Who cares what those people in the BM do or write anymore? I think of them like Trump voters, they are who they are. I’d rather focus on making the light brighter like Harry and Meghan do.

  7. Nyro says:

    This is so beautifully thoughtful. I was in high school when she died and it was really the first impactful celebrity death I’d ever experienced. I hadn’t known a world without Princess Diana being a huge star, the most talked about and photographed woman in the planet. And it was crazy because there had been really intense interest for weeks leading up to the trash because she was vacationing with Dodi and I remember her photo being all over the newsstands and grocery checkout stands that summer, even more than usual. So it was a big shock. I remember the local news getting interrupted and Brian Williams announcing she’d been in a wreck and then announcing she’s died. It was surreal.

  8. Eliza says:

    It’s very sweet and touching gesture. I’m glad he could commemorate the day.

    Although I’m surprised they were allowed tbh. I’m not allowed in my child’s school. I have to stay in my car with mask and wait for them to be picked up and dropped off by their specific teachers. LA is even more locked down at the moment. I’m assuming parents signed off prior to their visit and could opt their child out if they felt uncomfortable. Because rules are so crazy right now.

    • Snuffles says:

      I’m sure every precaution was taken. They probably got tested before arriving.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      They are outside, where transmission is naturally lower. Also, masks are being worn.
      Indoors, the rules are different…masks AND physical distancing (here in Canada)…..are needed to reduce transmission. Being outside, their chances of transmission are substantially lowered.

      • Amy Too says:

        Are they outside? I see walls and a ceiling. Is it some kind of tent/covered porch like situation? If so, it’s a really large tent/porch. In LA, if you were to plant tomatoes outside right now, would they have time to ripen and produce fruit before it got too cold? Does it never get too cold—even outside?

        Though even if this is inside, I bet that the Sussexes would have been tested the day of or the night before so as not to put the students or teachers at risk. I wonder if all the kids and teachers would also be tested to make sure the Sussexes weren’t at risk or if they just accepted that there could be risk to themselves and are okay with that level of risk as long as everyone is wearing masks?

      • MsIam says:

        @Amy Too, it’s outside. It looks like a covered patio. In one of the pictures you see the playground equipment in the background. A lot of schools in warm states have moved classes outdoors Until it gets too cold.

      • molly says:

        @Amy Too, no, it doesn’t get too cold in LA. It rarely gets below freezing with winter averaging 49-68 degrees. Depending on where they are in relation to the coast (and how tough you are), you can have everything outside in LA for a very long time.

      • L4frimaire says:

        @Amytoo, Yes they are outside. It looks like a covered patio, with canvas shade. There is a tree in the planting area, next to the garden wall.

      • Kkat says:

        @AmyToo I’m in Southern California and we will be getting 90-100 degree weather until Halloween. After that until June the avg will be 70-75. Some days will dip as low as 50 and we will have heat waves off and on.
        My roses bloom year round

    • CarbnFtPrnt says:

      @eliza, good thing they didn’t go to your kid’s school and went to a school where they could do exactly what they’re doing.

  9. Lizzie says:

    I am the same age as Diana. I got up in the middle of the night (US) to watch her wedding and then again for her funeral. I remember feeling like it really couldn’t be true, she couldn’t be gone. But she was and it was heartbreaking. What a wonderful way for Harry to remember is mother.

    • Lady D says:

      Me too. I remember watching the news when it was interrupted with her death. The news crushed me, and I also started crying. My first thought was her two boys alone with that family. My son was Harry’s age and it was heartbreaking to think of Harry without his mom, and William. Also grief that she never got the chance to be what she could have been, thanks to Charles and Camilla, and an frosty bitch of a queen, with a god complex. Just think, the queen was protecting Andrew’s proclivities even then.
      OT: How many scandals do you think were hidden with articles about Diana? I wish I’d woken up to palace shenanigans a long time ago. The queen sucked me in with her ability to look regal.

  10. ABritGuest says:

    Will never forget learning of Diana’s passing. Most of my family were big fans of hers. She was trending on twitter yesterday too so big impact even 23 years later.

    Will be an interesting time for some of the royal family when new season of the Crown airs soon& Diana’s era is revisited.

    Nice to the Sussexes volunteer at this centre& the kids are cute. Wonder how KP will respond 😉. And another outing (and apparently they volunteered there previously) that the paps didn’t pick up

    • Nyro says:

      Normal people are already turned off of them due to their treatment of Meghan. When this Diana season airs, it’s going to be bad for them. All those old feelings are gonna come to the forefront again, right when people can see that nothing’s changed with Meghan & Harry being abused and pushed out and Andrew being protected. This Diana storyline couldn’t come at a worse time and it’s exactly what they deserve.

      • Nic919 says:

        I agree. The Crown is going to scratch at the wound that has never been healed. Charles in particular isn’t going to fare well. If he was smart he would make open and obvious gestures to show support for Harry, Meghan and Archie.

      • Sid says:

        ITA Nyro, especially if they portray any of the stories (true or not) about how cold some of the family and the courtiers were to her in her early years as a new member of the BRF. Like Charles not telling her about how the family exchanges gag gifts for Christmas, so she shows up with some nice presents and ends being embarassed. Or her being reprimanded for being too friendly with the servants simply for wanting to interact with them in the kitchen. Or Charles leaving her alone during a tour to go and spend time with Camilla. Yeah, Diana had her own issues and she and Charles weren’t suited. But at the end of the day you have a woman barely out of her teens and with limited life experience marrying into your family, and this is how you treat her? It ain’t going to look good onscreen unless they do some real glossing over.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        Do you really think they will be as forthcoming as they should in the telling of Diana’s story on the Crown? I don’t know that they will tell the story with the correct angles, which is the jealousy that drove the palaces and much of Charles behavior towards her. I think they will focus on his relationship with Camilla and how it affected Diana and like, with the Duke of Winsor, they will concentrate on the romantic angles. People came away from the Crown believing that the Duke of Winsor abdicated for love and not that he was pushed out for being a traitor. They won’t make the royals appear as bad as they truly are, such is the influence of the Monarchy.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think it’s hard to spin Charles cheating on Diana with Camilla in anything but a bad light. They can only gloss over so much.

  11. emmy says:

    It recently hit me just how young she was. I’m the exact age she was when she died. It really felt like a new beginning for her. These pics are very sweet.

  12. Amy Too says:

    It is so sad to me to see little, little kids wearing masks at preschool. And because they’re tiny little babies, some of them aren’t wearing their masks correctly, and you can’t expect them to. And as a volunteer or teacher, do you stick your hands all over a kid’s face to adjust their mask for them? Or is that riskier than having them wear their masks incorrectly? And maybe what’s safer for the kids isn’t what’s safer for the adult teachers, so whose safety do we prioritize? Why are we even forcing people to make those kind of risk assessments? It’s just such a sad commentary on the state of the United States during Covid.

    And seeing Harry and Meghan being out there anyways, doing something with these little kids to honor Diana’s memory, during such a crappy/unsafe time in America when they could have very justifiably just stayed home and claimed it was too risky, is giving me so many feelings. These kids don’t know Diana, so this isn’t about going somewhere where Harry can accept condolences from everyone and grieve his loss, its truly just about paying her legacy forward, continuing her work, valuing the things she valued.

    • bettyrose says:

      I was scandalized when I first heard that people I know were sending their kids back to pre-school (for all those reasons) but yeah I guess you just have to teach the kids through repetition to do it correctly. Kids can learn anything, that’s for sure. Also, it’s so much better for kids that age to be back in school getting socialized rather than in front of a computer screen (with the obvious that even if computers are provided to all low income homes, the parents may not be able to assist and many are working in essential job roles and need day care for their children).

    • Nic919 says:

      Masks are being encouraged to be worn in Canada and in school they will be required in Ontario so sadly Covid is affecting the world. Really more places should be encouraging the use of masks indoor and outdoor until there is a vaccine. It’s the only way to really contain it. It is nice to them model health and safe mask use and others should do the same. National laws are irrelevant with this virus.

    • bettyrose says:

      It’s definitely a global pandemic. The U.S. has epically bundled the handling of it, but at this stage the outbreaks on other continents are independent of what’s going on in the U.S. and in some cases pre-date the U.S. infections. The borders are also closed with Canada, but I can’t say what impact the U.S. disaster has impacted Canada.

      ETA: I’m not commenting on the global economic impact of the U.S. massive mishandling and resulting limits on trade, commerce, and travel.

  13. Prayer Warrior says:

    The part that really got me, though, was the bit about the pre-school being close to where Meghan went to middle and high school.
    She lived where Harry grew up, and now he’s living where Meghan grew up. And they are both honouring his mum.
    #PrinceWithoutBorders indeed XOXO

    • bettyrose says:

      Seeing Harry in Meghan’s world is so interesting, and darn this pandemic that we’re not seeing more of it. It was one thing to see a beautiful actress get swept into the fantasyland of the RF and life as a princess (I know that’s not what actually happened, but we have plenty of storybooks to prepare us for this fantasy). A prince leaving that world and joining the normal world doesn’t have much precedence (let’s not pretend Edward ever intended to leave his gilded bubble).

      • ArtHistorian says:

        That was actually kinda how Sussexit was covered in at least one major Danish paper – that love made a prince choose freedom, rather than the British angle of “Meghan forcing Harry to leave the RF”.

  14. Loretta says:

    I’m crying, this was so sweet

  15. Mariane says:

    What a lovely way to honour his mother’s memory. Diana would’ve been so proud of harry. He protected his family by removing them from a toxic environment and done for them what he wished for his mother. The kids will treasure this day forever and the flowers will grow and will be there for future generations.

    I bet the keenbridges are rushing out a random visit or will take a picture at their garden and claim it was done yesterday or something. The rebecca english report about them hunting has been updated to remove the old pictures of them hunting because of the negative responses calling them out on their barbaric sport.

    • Lady D says:

      I’m expecting an update any minute now on the children’s sunflower growing contest that Louis was winning.

    • Lizzie says:

      I guess William took George along on a grouse(sp) hunt. Way to honor Diana, who famously hated hunting and called it blood sport.

      • Nic919 says:

        I know. And enabler Kate is there to pretend that it’s just fine instead of taking a stand. Grouse hunting is for lazy hunters anyway. They really should make anything but hunting for sustenance or population control illegal in the UK since they have destroyed their eco system in so many ways already.

      • Tessa says:

        the comments against William were scathing in the DM until the bots came into the rescue talking about how all the birds are eaten which is ridiculous since the royals shoot for fun and competition. And James Wessex was also brought along for the “fun.” I guess Charlotte and Louis will be seen there. Kate supposedly accompanied George to watch Papa kill birds.

      • SomeChick says:

        It IS blood sport. It literally is. I always sideeye them for their animal conservation “charity work” because they turn right around and kill animals for fun. It’s disgusting.

  16. Sofia says:

    This is a really sweet thing to do. This day hurts a lot but to go out and volunteer, is a nice way to connect with Diana. Really, really sweet.

    Plus the article says they’ve volunteered before so they’ve probably built connections with the place and kids.

  17. Babz says:

    This is the perfect way to honor Diana, drawing together so many elements of her life – children, singing, dancing, serving. Seeing the two of them together, helping, shining a light on a charity…that’s what will be their legacy as they move forward to bigger projects. On a lighter note – now I want an elephant watering can!

  18. MsIam says:

    So glad to see Harry and Meghan doing good!

    • Sid says:

      They are really in their element now. And I like the fact that as they have no social media accounts, the photos get posted directly on the accounts of the organizations and pull traffic to them.

  19. Roo says:

    This is how you do a gardening event! Get down and dirty with the kids and wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty! It looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. 😊

    • LittlePenguin says:

      As a gardener, I loved seeing them get their hands dirty- And in jeans and not light coloured dress and heels. They felt this and it makes me so happy!

  20. Killfanora says:

    Our Princess will always be remembered With love here in the UK, despite the Men in Suits (as Diana called them) trying to rewrite history after her death. They tried to make us believe she was mentally unstable and gave “poor Charles” such a hard time. What a load of bollicking bollocks! We all know she was the innocent the the Royal Family thought they could use and abuse and she would quietly let Charles lead his adulterous life with Camilla. Charles, the spoiled boy-child adult. We remember it all. Be warned Charles when you try to renege on your word and make Camilla queen. She isn’t, and won’t ever be, our queen. That should have been Diana.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      It’s so cruel that they have also been trying to paint Harry as unstable & “fragile” after what they did to his mother. I’m so glad that he got his mother’s heart & spirit. And that he found his own strength to protect himself, his wife & child. I think Diana would be so proud.

  21. RoyalBlue says:

    i remember the news the evening of her death and the next day when i went on a hike with some friends it was the hot topic of the day with everyone expressing their shock and sadness at what had transpired. i love the gesture of planting the seeds, symbolizing renewal and regrowth and the memory of love.

  22. S808 says:

    This is really sweet 😭 Wasn’t Diana a teacher before she became princess of Wales? I love that her favorite flower (symbolizing her) has been a staple in their journey.

  23. sunny says:

    Beautiful. She left such a legacy behind and so much of it lives in Harry.

  24. paddingtonjr says:

    And I’m sobbing into my coffee! This is such a great way to celebrate Diana. Most of us know the public “Diana, Princess of Wales”, but he is sharing part of who she was as a person and what she meant as “Mummy.” It’s also nice to see how much H&M not only love each other, but respect and trust each other as well. So many of the Royal marriages, especially with the heirs Charles and William, seem to be about the blood Royal and the married-in is kind of an afterthought. H&M seem to have a true partnership. I can almost hear the conversation about this outing:

    Harry: The anniversary of my mum’s death is coming up. I want to do something to celebrate her. She was a pre-school teacher before she got married, loved to dance and liked being around kids. And you know Forget-Me-Nots were her favorties.

    Meghan: There’s a pre-school near where I went to school. Let me see if we can do something with them.

    I do remember where I was when I heard of Diana’s accident and death. I remember watching footage of Charles, William and Harry looking at the flowers and gifts people had left at Buckingham Palace. Harry was so small and clinging to Charles for dear life then. In the 20+ years since, he has really become a son I think Diana would be proud of: compassionate, mindful, caring, respectful and dedicated to using his position to help others. And I think Diana would have liked Meghan and seen someone who was intelligent, independent and committed to doing good in the world.

  25. Lisa says:

    This was really lovely and a great way to remember his mother.

  26. tcbc says:

    Condolences on this day to Mr. Fayed’s family and friends, too. It must be terrible to see the world forget your loved one because a more famous person died at the same time.

    • Nyro says:

      Yes. The British media talks about him in such a disrespectful way. “A Muslim playboy”. As if that’s any worse than the “English gentleman” who ‘s never worked a day in his life, living off of whatever his great great grandad did 500 years ago to get a title.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Diana was famous and so she’s remembered by her fans around the world. Mr. Fayed was not a public figure so he’s remembered I’m sure by his friends and family, which is reasonable.

  27. L4frimaire says:

    This was a really nice event and a sweet way to honor Diana. I liked how dirty they got and the kids were so involved as well. It’s so cute how the watering cans became the must have tool after this event. I know we see these events here and there, but we are starting too see glimpses of what areas they will focus on and champion once their charity fully launches.

  28. Ennie says:

    I’ll be like the little girl in the back !

  29. Ginger says:

    This was such a sweet way to honor Diana. She would be so proud of the incredible man Harry has become.

  30. candy says:

    I remember that night. We were staying up late because our dog had advanced cancer and we could tell his time had come, he was only 6. Then Peter Jennings came on TV to give a special report of Diana’s death. It was past midnight and we were all devastated. Then our dog died that night, and honestly at times it was hard to tell who we were crying for, since both stories felt so sad and both died before their time. My prayers are with Harry and William who suffered such a tragic loss. Diana was a special person, her legacy really lives on.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Candy what a horrible traumatic night. I lost my dad in 2017 and sometimes I just start crying when something reminds me of him. I can’t imagine the horrible trauma you and your family endured.

      • candy says:

        I am so sorry you lost your dad. It is one of the hardest things to lose a parent because it’s so core to our identity. Sending hugs and love and sharing in his memory with you. Their memories are forever in our hearts.

  31. Feeshalori says:

    That’s so sad about your dog and a double trauma for you, Candy, a terrible night for all of you. I’m sure that had to be horribly emotional given both those devastating events.

    • candy says:

      Thank you, I am crying just thinking back to it. It was very sad but life goes on and all we can do is carry that love in our hearts.

  32. Dee Kay says:

    What a truly beautiful way to honor Diana. It’s nice to see that Harry really knew what his mother loved, and would be pleased by, on this day. He chose such a fitting and lovely act of service to celebrate her life and gifts. And ITA with others who are saying that he is giving Meghan the support and protection that nobody gave his mother. He would not let history repeat itself with his wife, good for him.

  33. yinyang says:

    The kids are so cute, this is how you do it, Meg in flats, relaxed clothing and hair, no spending $2000+ on hair, team, and wardrobe and combining with $20 Zara dress to fool tax payers, no posing whatsoever. Love it!

  34. blunt talker says:

    My heart just fills with sadness and joy to how Harry remembers his mother. There is no doubt who is more like his mother-Harry and Meghan enjoy doing this type of work to bring notice to these charities doing great work. The Sussex duo is a wonderful sight to see at a time that seems so dark and gloomy-this puts a smile on my face-the harpies over in the UK look so ignorant and dull for trying to smear and discount Meghan and Harry. This little light of mine I am going to let it shine is so true when I see them together in settings like this-their light shines through and through. Diana was marked and stamped for the vultures of this family-they seem hellbent on destroying her-God bless the Sussex family and their shining lights towards positive things.