Princess Diana was dubbed as the People’s Princess because she managed to merge the worlds of royalty and commoner. Despite her stature, she made sure that people would feel comfortable approaching her, making her one of the most beloved members of the royal family.
If Princess Diana can make other people feel loved, how much more his sons Prince William and Prince Harry? The Princess of Wales breached a lot of royal protocols just to spend more time with her sons and make them happy. She proved to everyone that royals could be great parents too, despite their hectic schedule and unending obligations.
Unfortunately, Princess Diana passed away in 1997. A lot of hearts were broken when the People’s Princess died in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, but nobody was more devastated than her two young sons.
Luckily for Prince William, he found Kate Middleton, whose family gave him something that he had lost after Princess Diana’s death. According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, the Queen was thrilled that her grandson decided to marry his commoner girlfriend, mainly because her family is stable.
“Seen the problems created by Diana and Fergie’s lack of stable family life – but there were no such concerns about Kate,” Seward said. “An ordinary girl from a solid background, this was someone who had the indispensable family support to sustain her through the rough ride to becoming royal.”
Since Kate Middleton’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton are not royals, they were able to help Prince William feel what it’s like to have an ordinary life. No rules, no obligations, no pressure — this was the life that Princess Diana tried so hard to give her sons.
It seems that Prince William saw his mom’s personality in Kate Middleton’s family as he feels very at home with them. The Duke of Cambridge is so close with his in-laws that he used to lie down on Carole’s lap and spent hours talking to Michael.
Unlike Prince William and Kate Middleton, who adjusted well to their titles, Ingrid Seward revealed that Princess Diana wasn’t able to cope with the pressures of being a Royal. “She always felt unable to go and meet the public if anything unpleasant had been written about her in the press that day. Despite her popularity, she still felt unworthy of any adulation and put it down to her childhood,” she shared.