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Princess Diana Gave Her Son Prince William This Advice About Love Before Her Death

The late Princess Diana imparted some wisdom on her son Prince William prior to her tragic death.

The late royal sat down with BBC1 Panorama for an interview in November of 1995, two years before her death, to talk about her divorce from Prince Charles following his affair with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

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During the interview, she discussed how she explained the separation to William and Prince Harry.

“I went to the school and put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life you must hang onto it and look after it. And if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it,” she said.

William asked me what had been going on, and could I answer his questions, which I did. He said, ‘Was that the reason why our marriage had broken up?’ And I said, ‘Well, there were three of us in this marriage, and the pressures of the media was another factor, so the two together were very difficult.’ But although I still loved Papa, I couldn’t live under the same roof as him, and likewise with him.”

“He’s a child that’s a deep thinker, and we don’t know for a few years how it’s gone it. But I put it gently, without resentment or anger,” she added of how he took the news.

This is reportedly what the two royal brothers most often fight about…

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Princess Diana Seemingly Wanted Prince William to Be the Next King, Not Charles

An interview that Princess Diana did back in 1995 has resurfaced and in it, she gives a surprising answer on whether she thinks Prince Charles or Prince William should be the next King of England.

When Diana gave the interview, William was just 13-years-old, so he was not ready to take on such a big role.

“Do you think it would make more sense in the light of the marital difficulties that you and the Prince of Wales have had if the position of monarch passed directly to your son Prince William?” Martin Bashir asked her for the BBC1 Panorama interview (via People).

Diana responded, “Well, then you have to see that William‘s very young at the moment, so do you want a burden like that to be put on his shoulders at such an age? So I can’t answer that question.”

Martin then rephrased the question and asked, “Would it be your wish that when Prince William comes of age that he were to succeed the Queen rather than the current Prince of Wales?”

Diana said, “My wish is that my husband finds peace of mind, and from that follows others things, yes.”

Queen Elizabeth has publicly voiced her support for Charles to be her successor and royal experts say it’s highly unlikely that he will abdicate the throne to his son.

Prince George's Godmother Buys Him Noisy Toys In An Ongoing Tradition That Started With His Grandmother, Princess Diana

Prince George is part of a silly and fun family tradition that was revealed by one of his seven godparents, Julia Samuels.

Julia, who was one of Princess Diana‘s closest friends, opened up about her relationship with the young royal, who is almost 7, and opened up about an ongoing joke that started with Diana, tragically died in 1997.

“I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together, and then put all the machinery together and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that,” Julia shared during an interview on the How To Fail With Elizabeth Day podcast.

She adds, “That makes me laugh and it makes George laugh.”

Julia shared that Diana was the one who started the tradition by giving Julia‘s own children noisy toys.

“I do to George what she did to us which is give impossible toys which are really noisy, take a lot of making,” she shared.

If you didn’t see, Prince Harry recently spoke about his mother in a touching speech this week.

Prince Harry Reflects On Mom Princess Diana's Legacy: 'She Stood For Something & She Stood Up For People Who Needed It'

Prince Harry has opened up about his mother, Princess Diana, in a touching speech for the 2020 Diana Awards.

The awards took place on what would have been the Princess of Wales‘ 59th birthday and during his speech, the Duke of Sussex opened up about Diana believed in the power of young people.

“I’m so incredibly proud to be part of these awards, as they honor the legacy of my mother and bring out the very best in people like you,” Harry shared. “You all are doing such incredible work, and at a time of great uncertainty, you have found the power and inspiration inside of you to make a positive mark on the world.”

He continued, “I know that my mother has been an inspiration to many of you and I can assure you she would have been fighting in your corner. Like many of you, she never took the easy route, or the popular one or the comfortable one. But she stood for something and she stood up for people who needed it.”

The Diana Awards honors young people between the ages of 9 and 25 for their philanthropic efforts.

Harry went on, discussing the changing climate of today’s society between the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movements.

“My wife said recently that our generation and the ones before us haven’t done enough to right the wrongs of the past. I, too, am sorry. Sorry that we haven’t gotten the world to the place where we need it to be,” he said.

“Unconscious bias must be acknowledged, without blame, to create a better world for all of you,” Harry says. “I want you to know that we are committed to being part of the solution and to being part of the change that you are all leading.”

You can watch Harry‘s full speech below.

Over the weekend, Harry and wife Meghan Markle reached out to a hate crime victim. See what they discussed here…

Twitter Has Lots of Thoughts About Kristen Stewart Playing Princess Diana In a New Movie

It was announced earlier today that Kristen Stewart would be portraying Princess Diana in a brand new movie called Spencer.

Directed by Pablo Larraín, the film “covers a critical weekend in the early ‘90s, when Diana decided her marriage to Prince Charles wasn’t working, and that she needed to veer from a path that put her in line to one day be queen.”

After the news broke, social media had a lot of opinions about the casting.

“Kristen Stewart playing Princess Diana is a joke. She hasn’t got any of Diana’s positivity, upbeat energy, angelic smile, her radiances… Please!” one Twitter user claimed on the social platform.

However, for every bad tweet, there is a good one about how Kristen is going to be amazing in the role.

“#KristenStewart with a new movie and, as usual, all the haters comment. They’ll always comment even if the role is Kristen Stewart as Kristen Stewart,” another said. “But, guess what? she is a queen, a talented, beautiful, hard working queen. So, stay healthy and f**U”

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Kristen Stewart to Play Princess Diana in New Film 'Spencer'

Kristen Stewart is set to take on the role of Princess Diana in an upcoming film titled Spencer!

According to Deadline, the film “covers a critical weekend in the early ‘90s, when Diana decided her marriage to Prince Charles wasn’t working, and that she needed to veer from a path that put her in line to one day be queen.”

“We all grew up, at least I did in my generation, reading and understanding what a fairy tale is,” the film’s director Pablo Larraín told Deadline. “Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen. That is the fairy tale. When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big big decision, a fairy tale upside down. I’ve always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.”

Kristin is one of the great actors around today,” Larraín added. “To do this well, you need something very important in film, which is mystery. Kristin can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need. The combination of those elements made me think of her. The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it’s very beautiful to see. I think she’s going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature.

“I’ve seen movies from Kristin that are so diverse it’s incredible, showing different layers and her diversity and strength as an actress,” he added. “We’re very happy to have her, she’s very committed. As a filmmaker, when you have someone who can hold such a weight, dramatic and narrative weight just with her eyes, then you have the strong lead who can deliver what we are looking for.”

Kristen is not the first actress to take on the role of Princess Diana.

Katie Couric Reveals What Princess Diana Said to Her Before Her Death

Katie Couric is reflecting on the death of Princess Diana in a new feature for InStyle.com.

Here’s what the 62-year-old journalist had to say…

On where she was when she heard the news: “I’ll never forget where I was when I heard that Princess Diana was critically injured in a car accident in Paris. It was the end of August 1997, and I was at our home in Millbrook, New York. My husband, Jay, was in the middle of his battle with colon cancer, and it was an incredibly stressful time. When the news broke, I spent hours glued to the TV in our family room, waiting for any bit of information. I was so upset and holding my breath like the rest of the world. But eventually, Brian Williams announced she had died. I was devastated.”

On grieving with the rest of the world: ““Although I was reporting on what was going on, I too was mourning Princess Diana. It seemed everyone came together that day, united in grief.”

On meeting her before her death: “I was nervous to meet Princess Diana and was seated two seats away from her at lunch. We chatted and she told me she liked my pink lipstick. Funny. Then I said something like, ‘You must be exhausted traveling and meeting so many people and having to shake hands with all these strangers. Are you excited to go home?’ I will never forget her response: “I would be, but I’m going home to an empty house.’ This was as she was finalizing her divorce from Prince Charles, and she seemed a bit melancholy and lonely. My heart broke a little for her. ‘Why don’t you invite some friends over and have a slumber party?’ I playfully suggested. She just tilted her head and looked at me quizzically.”

For more from Katie, head to InStyle.com.