The UK yesterday marked Mother’s Day, and a post on the official Instagram account of Prince William and Kate Middleton (@kensingtonroyal) caught our eye, as the Cambridge children drew poignant tributes to Diane, Princess of Wales, the grandmother they never knew.
On their own, the cards adorned with hearts, kisses, and stickers for a princess who died almost 24 years ago are remarkably poignant, as was the palace’s intriguing admission that William and Kate’s children write loving messages to their paternal grandmother each year on Mother’s Day.
“Many of us will be apart from our loved ones, but looking forward to a time in the not too distant future when we can give our mother a hug again. But for those experiencing bereavement, today may be particularly challenging. Each year on Mother’s Day, George, Charlotte and Louis make cards remembering their Granny, Diana, for William,” the post read.
George’s message reads: ‘I love you very much and think of you always,’ while Charlotte’s, whose middle name is Diane, is perhaps even sweeter and touching. ‘Papa is missing you,’ she writes. Together, these heartfelt expressions of love and loss are not just a window into the soul of their father, who rarely allows his emotions to become public.