Growing up, if you were fortunate enough to know your grandparents, your memories of them are probably of people who loved you to pieces. To your parents’ displeasure and perhaps amusement, your grandparents spoiled you with presents and love.
Sadly, Prince George and Princess Charlotte don’t have these firsthand memories of their grandmother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
In a documentary that airs this week on HBO in the U.S., Prince William and Prince Harry open up about their mother and, along with celebrities like Elton John, share their memories of her life that was cut too short.
In Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, Prince William discusses how important it is for him and his wife, Catherine, to create memories of Diana for their two young children, George, four, and Charlotte, two. William said he is “constantly talking about Granny Diana.”
“We’ve got more photos up ’round the house now of her, and we talk about her a bit and stuff,” he added.
“It’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her, so she cannot really provide that — that level of detail,” he said. “So, I do regularly, putting George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers in their lives, and so it’s important that they know who she was and that she existed.”
Prince William also commented on how he believes his mother would have been as a grandmother: