Diana Spencer, known to the public as Princess Diana or the people’s princess, died tragically in a car accident twenty-six years ago, today. Her loss is still felt throughout the globe, but most of all by her two children, Prince William and Prince Harry.
In his memoir, ‘Spare’, Harry wrote of the 25th anniversary of his mother’s passing, the first time he brought Meghan Markle to her gravesite.
“At long last,” he wrote. “I was bringing the girl of my dreams home to meet mum.”
He goes onto describe a special moment that the three of them shared.
“We hesitated, hugging, and then I went first. I placed flowers on the grave. Meg gave me a moment, and I spoke to my mother in my head, told her I missed her, asked her for guidance and clarity. Feeling that Meg might also want a moment, I went around the hedge, scanned the pond. When I came back, Meg was kneeling, eyes shut, palms against the stone. I asked, as we walked back to the boat, what she’d prayed for. Clarity, she said. And guidance.”
Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, also took a moment to remember her today, posting a childhood picture of the two of them to his Instagram.