Kate and William reportedly took an emotional trip to
Princess Diana’s final resting place at her family estate of Althorp in Northamptonshire, Central England.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “It was very important for William to take Kate to visit his mum just before their wedding day.
“Diana is still a huge part of her boys’ everyday life and always will be. It is tragic that she won’t be there to see the wedding and that she never got to meet his bride.
William lost his mother in 1997 when Princess Diana was just 36 years old, in a car crash. He’s been trying to deal with the loss of his mother since, and wants to make sure her memory is alive during his wedding.
He proposed to Kate with Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring as a way of celebrating her life.
He said: “It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on the excitement, and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.”
William’s brother and best man
Prince Harry has also revealed his mother will be on the royal family’s mind on the wedding day.
He said: “Myself, my brother and my father, there will be all sorts of people … no doubt thinking about it. And I hope she would be very, very proud that the big day has come upon him.”
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