Princess Diana was a legend! Also known as the people’s princess, she had a heart of gold and was full of love, kindness, and compassion. And that’s exactly how she raised her two sons as well. So, we thought we’d list out how her actions proved she was an amazing mother. Scroll down to check them all out!
1. Normal Upbringing
Princess Diana had her heart in her sons, William and Harry. And even though they were royalty, she made sure they were raised as ‘normally’ as possible. She pushed the royalty boundaries of what was expected from her as a mother and chose to breastfeed them as babies and even picked their names.
2. Always Grateful
Princess Diana had always expressed how grateful she was for her family. And how reassuring is it to hear from one’s own mother to say that! She once said in an interview,
I’ve got two very healthy strong boys, and it’s not always the case with the families I’m meeting … and I realise how incredibly lucky I am.
3. Aligning Schedules
Diana lead a very busy life—being royalty isn’t an easy job! Her days were filled with events to attend, royal duties, and obligations. But she made sure it never got in her way of being the best mother to her sons. She’d go the extra mile to coordinate her schedule just to match her son’s schedules. Katrine Ames in 1997 wrote about this in Newsweek saying,
In her official calendar, the princess had all the everyday details of her sons’ utterly everyday lives marked in green ink.
4. School Education
Royal children in the family were always educated at home by their governess—this was the tradition in the royal family! But Princess Diana changed that forever by enrolling Prince Williams in a public school. He started his education in Notting Hill in September 1985 at Mrs. Mynors’ nursery. After William’s first day at school, Diana spoke to the press and said,
I was [a little sad] because it’s opening another chapter in my life and certainly William’s. But he’s ready for it. He’s a very independent child.
5. Taught Compassion
Princess Diana always made sure her sons knew about how privileged they were and she never shied away from having such conversations with them. She’d take them along to visit homeless shelters and hospitals to teach them to give back and connect with the lesser fortunate ones. She once said in an interview,
I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.
Prince William too spoke about this to the Telegraph in 2005 saying,
My mother introduced that sort of area to me a long time ago. It was a real eye-opener and I am very glad she did. It has been something I have held close to me for a long time.
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