William & Harry will not be spending the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death together
According to reports, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry will not get together to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
The two princes and their families have instead opted to mourn their late mother separately, The Telegraph reported.
The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have made it clear that the 20th anniversary of their mother’s death in 2017 will be the last time they publicly celebrate her death.
Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997 when William and Prince Harry were just 15 and 12 years old respectively. None of the princes’ children have ever met their grandmother.
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton and their three children will move into their new home at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor after their summer visit with Queen Elizabeth in Balmoral, according to The Telegraph.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will be home with their children at their home in Montecito, California.
Harry and Meghan are expected to fly back to the UK in the first week of September to stay at Frogmore Cottage, near the Cambridges, but are not expected to spend time with the royal family, the newspaper reported.
At a recent private charity dinner, Harry told guests that he plans to mourn privately.
“I want it to be a day filled with memories of her incredible work and love for the way she did it,” he said.
“I want it to be a day when I can share my mother’s spirit with my family and children who I wish could have met. Every day I hope to make her proud.”
The brothers paid their respects to their mother publicly in 2017 to celebrate 20 years after Diana’s death. The pair laid flowers at the gates of their former home on Kensington Place and visited the White Garden planted in their memory.
Crowds are still expected to gather at Kensington Palace to lay flowers in Diana’s memory on the anniversary of her death, according to The Telegraph.