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Prince William takes Kate Middleton to Princess Diana's tomb

Princess Diana's memorial at Oval Island

Prince William has taken his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, on an emotional visit to his mother Princess Diana's tomb, it was reported Wednesday.

Princessdiana_re William took his fiancee to his mother's ancestral home at the Althorp Estate, where they held hands and laid flowers while wandering though the grounds of the estate, the Daily Mirror reported. They later took a boat to the island tomb known as the Oval where Diana was buried after her 1997 death in a car accident.

Only Prince William's uncle, Charles Spencer, Diana's brother, was privy to the royal trip, the paper said. The 14,000-acre Northamptonshire estate where the island is located has been the Spencer family's home since the 16th century. It boasts a temple with a permanent memorial to the late princess.

Prince William also took Middleton to the arboretum where he and his brother, Prince Harry, his best man, planted trees as children. He was 15 and Harry was 12 when their mother died.

"It is very important for Kate to share and understand William's love and grief for his mum," a source told the UK's Daily Mirror.

Kate Middleton wearing Diana's ringPrince William and Prince Harry walked behind their mother's cortege at her funeral at Westminster Abbey, the site of the prince's upcoming April 29 nuptials. Prince William proposed to Middleton with his mother's diamond and sapphire ring.

"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," another source said. "It is tragic that she won't be there to see the wedding, and that she never got to meet his bride. But even though Kate never met Diana she knows what an incredible woman she was."

Amid the speculation about Middleton's dress and all the royal wedding details, it's a bit sobering to hear how he's working on this connection between his bride and late mother, yes? Tell us in comments.

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Top photo: Crowds visit the lakeside memorial to Princess Diana at her ancestral home, Althorp House, in 1998.  Credit: John Giles / Associated Press

Left photo: Princess Diana wears the Spencer tiara on Nov. 7, 1985. Credit: Jim Bourdier / Associated Press

Right photo: Kate Middleton wearing Diana's ring. Credit: Lindsey Parnaby / EPA

 
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I was a great admirer of Princess Diana and I have great pride in knowing that William and Harry have both grown to be the men she hoped they'd be. It's obvious that they will have the compassion and interest in those less fortunate and will not be swayed by royal tradition in everything they do with their lives. I believe Kate is the ideal mate for William as she appears to be as spirited and independent as Princess Diana, I wish the couple all the love and happiness of a lifetime!

Since the first lady made a faux pas when she met the queen, I would not invite her to wedding. She might do something even more worse the second time around.

I think is a sweet thing he did to visited his mom's grave with his bride to be. I would've done the same if I was in his place. Sharing that intimate moment between the two most important women in his life is healing in one part considering his mom won't be there physically that day, but I'm sure her spirit will be present and I just hope he can feel her there.
I know she will be there b/c today in Easter Sunday when Christ resurrected and defeated death, he gave us all the chance to have life after death. God bless!

Perhaps most people believe that Diana is unaware of William's love of his life, Kate and his impending nuptials but, I believe she is. It wouldn't surprise me if she helped to orchestrate their meeting. It is my belief that when our physical bodies die, our souls then leave their physical shells and cross over and are guided into other spiritual planes/dimensions. Science has determined that our souls are forms of energy. Science has also proven that energy cannot be destroyed. It can only be weakened or strengthened. I watched Charles and Diana before and after their wedding. I knew that fairytale would end sadly, although, I never expected her to die the way she did. I knew Charles did not completely love Diana the way she did him. The important issue now is William and Kate truly love each other. I laugh at the various comments by some others, including my friends who think he shouldn't marry Kate because she is a commoner. My friends aren't even BlueBloods yet, they feel justified to comment such. Kate is not the only Princess to be a commoner. I know Diana was not perfect yet, she attempted to teach and raise her sons to be as caring and compassionate as she, despite the objections of Royal Protocal. I admire her greatly for that. I wish William & Kate the utmost very best on their wedding day and many more years to come. As for Diana, she knows exactly what is taking place. She will always be the Queen of many Hearts for most of us.

I am so jealous Prince William I would like to be in your place. Oh well I woke
up from my dream. Prince William and Kate Middleton I hope your days are
long and you will always be in love,

cordially yours Cyrus

Fortunately Sandra, Queen Elizabeth doesn't seem to be as petty as you are. William is not a head of state, and not a close friend, and was therefor the President of the United States was not invited. The heads of state of Common Wealth countries were not invited either. It is a family wedding. The friends of the couple will be there along with family members, and that is what is important. They are sharing the happy day with The People, who are important to them, and who mostly care about the event.

I think it was so genuine that Prince William took Kate to his mothers island tomb. I thought so much of Princess Diana and still do and always will, I am so happy in spirit, Prince William is making her presence at the wedding ceremony and festivities. Diana was elegant and so beautiful and her chidren will follow in her footsteps.I know Princess Diana would have approved of Kate, if she was alive and I certainly wish she was here to see them wed. I wish the royal couple Prince William and Kate the best wedding day and forever.

Could it be that the Obamas were not invited to the wedding because "someone" knew Pres. Obama would be busy with the operation to capture/kill Osama Bin Laden at that time? I have wondered this since hearing about OBL's death/execution. Likewise Kate and William not going on a long honeymoon at once. Someone wanted to make sure that the operation succeeded and they were not in danger. Also, Prince Harry, who has been a soldier in Afghanistan, was said to look "more nervous than William" on the day of the wedding. Did he know something of that nature was in the works? Did William? Did the Queen?
I just wonder, but it could all be American muddled imagination.

By the way, I loved Princess Diana (HRH). I think she was the one Royal who understood the sufferings of the world (Mother Teresa saw this, too). And she had the sense to show it to William and Harry. Unlike Siddhartha Buddha's father, she let them see old age, sickness, death and suffering. Kate and Willam's wedding prayer to be given the strength to help others and to really be there for them shows that this did not go unheeded. It is in this unusual awareness that we may hope HRH Princess Diana of Wales lives on. And may the Monarchy in the future follow in these footsteps, when William is king-- if the Monarchy lasts that long. "It began with a William, it will pass with a William." (Reference is to King James of Scotland speaking of Mary Queen of Scots as a baby). William the Conqueror-- William the Good?

wILLIAM AND kATE. yOUR mOTHER (mum) WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY.. aND i HAVE READ MANY ACCOUNTS OF HOW MUCH SHE LOVED YOU. sHE WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY PROUD OF YOU AND hARRY. cONTINUE YOUR LIFE IN THE SWEET, LOVING WAY SHE WOULD HAVE WANTED. gOD bLESS YOU AND kATE. i READ THE PRAYER THAT YOU WROTE. vERY TOUCHING AND APPROPRIATE. gOB bLESS bOTH OF YOU. cHARLES oLIVER usa lOUISIANA

 
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