Princess Diana, the mother of Prince Harry and William, died in a vehicle accident in 1997. After Princess Diana death, Prince Harry was devastated.
This year marked the 25th death anniversary of Princess Diana on August 31. Five years ago, the brothers remembered their mother together but today they are residing in different continents. This year they preferred to keep it a private affair and honored her with families only. There was no official commemoration for her death anniversary.
Harry shared his plans for his mother’s death anniversary this year “I want it to be a day filled with memories of her incredible work and love for the way that 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.”
About Princess Diana death Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, discussed the pressure and stress he had to deal with on the day of his mother’s funeral while speaking to Angela Levin for her book Harry: Conversations with the Prince.
“My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me, while millions more did on television.” Prince Harry told sadly.
He continued, “I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today. No child should lose their mother at such a young age and then have his grief observed by thousands of people.”
Prince William, the oldest brother, once continued to talk about how he felt “numb” the day Diana died at another place.
How did Princess Diana Died?
Diana, Princess of Wales, passed away on August 31, 1997, from wounds she had received earlier that day in a car accident. She was in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. Henri Paul, the driver of the 1994 armoured Mercedes-Benz S280 vehicle, and Dodi Fayed, Diana’s boyfriend, were both declared dead at the site. Trevor Rees-Jones, their bodyguard, was critically wounded in the accident but survived.
In 1999, a French inquiry found that Paul, who lost control of the vehicle at high speed while high on alcohol and under the influence of prescription drugs, was the only person to blame for the collision. Some media outlets stated that the bizarre behaviour of the paparazzi following the car contributed to the crash. This was reported by the BBC.
How old was Prince Harry when Diana died?
At the time of Princess Diana death, Prince Harry was a teenager, 12 years old. His date of birth is September 15, 1984.
How old was Prince William when Diana died?
Prince William is three years older than Harry. When Princess Diana died, Prince William was 15 years old. He was born at June 21, 1982.
Last year, Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled their late mother Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace on her 60th birthday. This year the brothers were not together to mark her 25th death anniversary. Prince William has recently moved to Windsor with Kate and three children. Prince Harry lives in California with Meghan Markle and two children.