Privately and separately, William and Harry are commemorating the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death

In the cold, Princes William and Harry mark Wednesday, privately and thousands of miles apart, April 25e Anniversary of her mother Diana’s death which shook the planet and rocked the British monarchy.

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“Lady Di,” whose fairytale marriage and subsequent harrowing divorce from Prince Charles had captivated the world, died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997, followed by paparazzi. His two sons, then 15 and 12, moved millions as they walked side by side behind his coffin and fought back tears in front of the cameras.


Privately and separately, William and Harry are commemorating the anniversary of Princess Diana's death

Five years ago, on the 20the On the anniversary of their deaths, William and Harry had attended public memorial services and spoken about their mother.

Nothing will happen this year.

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Corresponding Daily Telegraphthe two brothers have “decided to draw a line under their public commemorations,” spokespersons for the two princes confirmed that they would each celebrate the event privately.

William, 40, left London this summer to move with his wife Kate and their three children to Windsor, west of the capital and where Queen Elizabeth II resides.


Privately and separately, William and Harry are commemorating the anniversary of Princess Diana's death

His younger brother Harry, 37, resides in California with his wife Meghan and their two children after the couple decided to leave the royal family in 2020.

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As every year, onlookers should come and lay flowers in front of Kensington Palace in London or near the entrance to the Paris Tunnel, where the princess died at the age of 36.


Privately and separately, William and Harry are commemorating the anniversary of Princess Diana's death

The Princess of Wales remains an icon who shattered royal conventions and is still linked to the humanitarian causes close to her heart, like her fight against landmines and her support for AIDS patients.

According to Joe Little, from Magazine MajestyDiana’s legacy is evident in the less formal ways William and Harry relate to the rest of the royal family today.

“There’s a lot more expression of emotion,” he explains, taking the example of Prince William kissing the winning footballers at this summer’s Euro.


Privately and separately, William and Harry are commemorating the anniversary of Princess Diana's death

“William sees that it doesn’t need as many formalities as it did when his father was his age,” adds the specialist.

Harry, who admitted his mother’s death had affected his mental health, said he would spend the day with his family.

“Every day I hope to make them proud,” he said at a dinner for an AIDS patient association in the United States last week. “I want it to be a day filled with memories of his amazing work and love.”

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In 2021, the two cold brothers met to unveil a statue of their mother outside Kensington Palace, but they hardly spoke to each other.

They then claimed to remember “her love, her strength and her personality, the qualities that made her a force for good around the world”.

The two brothers have not shown any signs of getting closer since then.

During celebrations of Elizabeth II’s 70th reign in June, Harry and William sat far apart during a service.


Privately and separately, William and Harry are commemorating the anniversary of Princess Diana's death

Harry and Meghan have accused the royal family of racism and said they were asked about the color of their unborn child’s skin as Meghan is of mixed race. What William denied in front of the camera.

Any reconciliation over the contents of a confidentiality book Harry is due to publish by the end of the year, which is eagerly awaited by the press speculating about possible reckoning and revelations, is on hold.

Harry and Meghan are expected back in the UK in September. They are to remain in Windsor, on Queen Elizabeth II’s estate, near William’s new home. However, according to the British press, the two brothers have not planned to see each other.

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