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Princess Diana’s hopes for Harry and William’s future unveiled: ‘Knowledge is power’

Princess Diana’s hopes for Harry and William’s future unveiled: ‘Knowledge is power’

3/4/2021 12:12:00 AM

Princess Diana ’s hopes for Harry and William’s future unveiled: ‘Knowledge is power’

PRINCESS DIANA revealed that she hoped her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William , would use the knowledge she had instilled in them in the future during her Panorama interview.

are expected to come together this year on what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday, July 1, to unveil a memorial statue for the late princess in Kensington Gardens — despite their reported rift. In her dramatic 1995 interview with BBC Panorama, Diana also revealed how she hoped to have a lasting impact on two young royals.

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Related articlesPrincess Eugenie shares hopes for royal baby's future in new videoShe told journalist Martin Bashir that she wanted her sons to change the monarchy.Diana replied: “I want them to have an understanding of people’s emotions, people’s insecurities, people’s distress, and people’s hopes and dreams.”

She explained that she was trying to instigate this change through her sons by taking them around homelessness projects and to see patients dying of Aids.Diana continued: “I’ve taken the children to all sorts of areas where I’m not sure anyone of that age in this family has been before.

“And they have a knowledge — they may never use it, but the seed is there, and I hope it will grow because knowledge is power.”Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William(Image: Getty)Princess Diana with Harry as a young child(Image: Getty)During the same interview, she also critiqued the nature of the Royal Family’s relationship with the public.

She said: “I do think that there are a few things that could change, that would alleviate this doubt and [the] sometimes complicated relationship between monarchy and public.“I think they could walk hand in hand as opposed to being so distant."Diana was famously tactile with royal fans, and helped break the social stigma surrounding HIV/Aids by shaking a patient’s hand on camera.

Now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have permanently broken away from the royal fold, Harry has regularly referred to his mother.READ MORE: Diana wanted her sons to learn from her and instigate change in the monarchy(Image: Getty)Diana speaking during her BBC Panorama interview

(Image: Getty)TrendingIn a sneak preview of the interview the Sussexes have filmed with Oprah Winfrey — which has regularly been compared to Diana’s Panorama interview — Harry can be seen discussing his mother.He said: “I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you [Oprah] with my wife [Meghan] by my side.

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“Because I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her [Diana] going through this process by herself all those years ago.“It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we had each other.”Although the full interview will not be aired until Sunday, he appears to be referring to Diana’s struggle as the most photographed woman in the world — and her departure from the royal frontline after her split from Prince Charles in 1996.

Harry also included a reference to his mother when he launched his new venture, Archewell, with his wife Meghan. Read more: Daily Express »

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