20th Anniversary Of Princess Diana’s Death Nears: Royal Family Has No Events Planned To Honor Harry And William’s Late Mother

20th Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death Nears: Royal Family Has No Events Planned To Honor Harry And William's Late Mother

Prince Harry and Prince William reportedly have no plans to recognize the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death with a splash event. There will be no grand commemoration concert as there was in 2007 upon the 10th anniversary of Diana’s tragic passing.

Sources revealed to Daily Mail that Harry and William have decided the direction of the commemoration will highlight Diana’s involvement with HIV/AIDS charities. Harry spent much time during 2016 following in Princess Diana’s footsteps, continuing to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.

There will be no involvement from Buckingham Palace whatsoever according to insiders. There will be no public events for the Royal Family to attend. A source stated, “The princes’ have made clear that this will not be a ‘Royal Family’ event. [Harry and William] are very much in charge of everything as [Diana’s] sons and everyone, including [Prince Charles] agrees that this is as it should be.”

20th Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death Nears: Royal Family Has No Events Planned To Honor Harry And William's Late Mother

The celebration of Princess Diana’s life planned by Prince Harry and Prince William will also highlight Diana’s work with the homeless. William has followed in Diana’s footsteps and is now patron of Centrepoint, an organization that is involved with youth homelessness.

Both Diana’s sons are involved with charity work about which their mother was passionate. It stands to reason that William and Harry would choose to celebrate Princess Diana’s life by giving back to two of the charities closest to their mother’s heart.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have become involved in several charities that assist children, teenagers and their families in finding resources to help with depression and addiction.

Prince Harry also joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a patron of Heads Together, an organization that brings together the many charities that offer help with mental health illnesses.

As 2016 unfolded Prince Harry spoke about how he had never completely dealt with Princess Diana’s death. The ginger-haired boy never reached out for any grief counseling and kept his feelings deeply buried following the tragic car accident on August 31, 1997 that took the 36-year-old Diana’s life.

When Prince William and Kate Middleton visited a crisis call center, the future king publicly acknowledged his emotional fragility. The Duke of Cambridge begged off listening on the most difficult of crisis calls because the second-in-line thought he may break down upon hearing the pain through which others were suffering.

According to sources that spoke with the publication, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton have not yet set any plans in motion to honor Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary her tragic death.

All that is known at this time is that the commemoration will be nothing like the memorial concert held for Princess Diana at Wembley Stadium in 2007.

Do you think the Royal Family still may put together something in 2017 to honor Princess Diana?  Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL for more Royal Family news and updates.

20th Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death Nears: Royal Family Has No Events Planned To Honor Harry And William's Late Mother

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  • Elizabeth Connell

    It’s a shame such a beautiful woman has been dead for twenty years and the royals themselves are to blame, Chuck in particular shouldn’t have married her, The Queen Mother should not have pushed Charles into marrying that poor girl, I can’t blame Diana being naive, she was young, about 19 when Chuck proposed after not getting together with the hag. I think it had to do with the fairy tale lifestyle and her being attracted to it, Maybe she wasn’t a saint, but she was human, a human who went through a loveless marriage which could have easily been prevented, I hope Chuck and Camilla Balls are happy, they destroyed this woman’s marriage, (Yes I know Diana cheated too, but it was because of Camilla she had her affairs)

    She was a loving mother and I have no doubt would have loved being a grandmother to George and Charlotte, It’s sad she died so young,

    I hope she rests in peace

    • Sigi

      Good post. Somehow people feel the need to say “she wasn’t a Saint” though. Who is ? And what did Diana supposedly do that had people prefacing comments with “she wasn’t a Saint” ?
      I already know the details it was a rhetorical question.
      But back in the day people weren’t so f-ing “sensitive” {not saying that you are}. She wasn’t criticized so much or picked apart. No one was surprised that Diana had her own affairs after Chuck ruined the marriage. No one was totally scandalized that a few of Diana’s romances were with married men. Life isn’t black or white. shit happens. Maybe those”marriages” were about to crumble anyway or already had. It was the fallout of a situation where a wonderful woman and wonderful mother had been driven to the brink.

      • Ladyhawke

        I recall the situation being similar here. When the stories of Diana’s affairs broke, it wasn’t greeted with shock or horror. Perhaps because Charles had admitted to infidelity in his biography and televised interview, Diana’s infidelity was viewed here as natural payback – that’s the way the stories were written and she lost none of her popularity with the public.
        On the contrary, during her last visit in 96, it was obvious from the huge crowds who showed up to see her and the universal affection with which we reported the visit, the woman was much beloved by the majority of Australians.
        Charles’ popularity dipped dramatically and the reportage continued to be negative to the point where, during a visit in the early 00s, television coverage was minimal and half-page stories of the visit were relegated to pages 3-4 in the press.

        • Sigi

          Yes exactly. No offense, I wouldn’t even call Diana’s affairs “payback”, it wasn’t so much she was getting even
          with Charles but rather after the emotional Hell he put her through she actually needed someone. “Candle in the wind”. Yes indeed she was beloved by most and extremely popular.
          Sounds like Australia is pretty alert and not fooled by media B.S. , nice to hear. There sure was and still is a campaign against Diana. It still goes on. Incredible, really evil. I see dipsh*t comments , really stupid stuff from some people who obviously read the trash Junor or Seward wrote – comments like how Diana supposedly “stole the spotlight”, somehow worked against Charles. Because she was popular. Give me a break ! Aside from the topic of affairs, there’s rot like that too. I agree about Chucks popularity taking a huge hit, and I don’t think his image ever recovered.
          As opposed to Australia knowing what Seward and Junor are {trash skanks}, I think here they’re taken more seriously, which is a bad indication of the sort of mentality that would take. I mean, their “articles” would end up in royalty magazines if I remember correctly.
          LOL ! “set up base camp in Charles’ backside” – !!! Perfect description there.

          • Ladyhawke

            A few of Seward and Junor’s articles were published here in the sad-rags, but those magazines are viewed as tabloid trash. I do find it surprising, after all the revelations, that people are so gullible as to believe the BS.
            When Diana first arrived on the scene, Australia was much closer to the Monarchy and the commonwealth was much stronger and taken more seriously. Charles’ and Diana’s first official overseas visit was to Australia. There was a huge amount of excitement and goodwill, particularly toward Diana. William was still a baby, so Diana would have been 20/21. There was a national feeling of protectiveness for the young woman we assumed would one day be our Queen. Of course, that fantasy ended up being shot to hell, but the affection still remained.

          • Sigi

            OK yes then, payback !
            :)
            She looked great during that Australian tour. Diana had such a huge amount of charisma it was fairly stunning. She was indeed popular. Why was why Chuck the b*tch got jealous of his own wife.

          • Ladyhawke

            Yes, I particularly recall her attending a function, in Sydney, to receive a humanitarian award for her work/patronage of the “Victor Chang (heart -surgeon) Institute”. She wore the one-shoulder blue Versace gown and she really did look spectacular. I think part of her popularity here was that she adapted to the laid-back attitude and didn’t stick to the rules.
            There were so many balls-ups made in organizing that function, that what could have been an embarrassment, turned out to be a funny and light-hearted occasion, due to her sense of humour.

    • royalwatcher

      I think Charles not the Queen Mother is responsible. He wanted to have his cake and eat it too: keep the mistress, have the suitable wife and heirs. Charles was too selfish to think about what it would mean to Diana to be married to him when he preferred someone else. Diana thought the man loved her and would drop Camilla.

      • Sigi

        That’s right.

  • Ladyhawke

    No surprises here. The less said about the woman whose popularity and presence would have, quite possibly, ensured a few extra decades’ grace for the continuation of the BRF, the better. Together with the fact that Charles’ eventual ascension has been widely discussed of late, best not to remind the hoi poloi of the true jewel in the Crown, who was discarded so brutally by a self-serving, past-its–expiration date institution, which has been desperately trying to claw back its popularity since her death.
    Yes, possibly better not to mention Diana too frequently lest it bring sharply into focus the RF’s position of three decades ago when it’s popularity was based, to a large extent on the presence of the woman it discarded so hastily. Contrast the popularity of the RF today and it is very obvious that the less celebration of Diana’s life, the more smoothly the path for “Operation Orb” to be realized.

  • Gianmarco Sabato

    HRH Princess Diana was a wonderful woman, royal, mother and humanitarian. She was such a superstar

    • Ladyhawke

      Yes, she was indeed.

    • Sigi

      Yes indeed she was.

  • Sigi

    Holy Shit;

    “When Prince William and Kate Middleton visited a crisis call center, the
    future king publicly acknowledged his emotional fragility. The Duke of
    Cambridge begged off listening on the most difficult of crisis calls
    because the second-in-line thought he may break down upon hearing the
    pain through which others were suffering.”

    Poor Nancy-Man Willy ! What ridiculous shit. He’s so Gay the Gaydar ratings are off the charts. That simpering sop has willingly made the most self-inflicted damage,the most moronic comments about himself, which only proves he’s a complete blithering idiot {as if marrying Waity didn’t already prove it}. Awww, Willy’s EMOTIONALLY FRAGILE. Maybe Waity can wrap him up in cotton and let the nannies look after him.

    • Ladyhawke

      Perhaps genetic. Edward VIII took enormous pleasure in being pushed around by Simpson in a perambulator wearing only diapers.

      • Sigi

        What ? For real ? Oh now we know why Waity and Wimpo like to stay hidden away at Anmer. Willy must look a fright in pampers.

        • Ladyhawke

          LOL!! Wills isn’t as petite as Edward, so it would need to be a custom-made pram. :)

  • Ladyhawke

    No surprise here. The RF would hardly want to bring up the memory of Diana with any fanfare, when the Queen appears to be in decline and Charles inches ever nearer to the top job.
    Apart from Wills and Harry, the RF would obviously prefer that the public’s collective memory of Diana and the impact she had on the institution fade to black. The royal family will never again experience the level of popularity it enjoyed whilst Diana was alive.
    By successfully removing the jewel in the Crown, the institution also successfully, and unwittingly, managed to launch its popularity into a downward spiral; it will never recover the popularity or respect enjoyed when Diana was alive.
    Diana’s death managed to unlock the door to many previously unknown revelations about the RF that the institution would most certainly have wished had remained undisclosed to the public.
    So, whilst the Firm may do its utmost to ignore the woman who, during her relatively short period of time as a member of the royal family, managed to change forever the public perception of the Monarchy, it will not succeed in erasing her memory which continues to cast a long shadow over the institution which destroyed her.

    • Sigi

      That’s a f-ing great post. A long shadow for sure, the RF can’t erase the way they destroyed Diana.

      • Ladyhawke

        Thanks. Somehow that stupid bloody family still manages to piss me off, even though I realise what low-life scum they are – from the top down.
        I think many (not all) Australians feel a degree of resentment because we grew up idolizing this family that was presented to us as the epitome of unity and morality and one whose standards we were encouraged to replicate.
        However, onward and upward, and here’s to an Australian Republic by 2025.

        • Sigi

          They annoy me too, and it’s hard to fathom how their charade receives any sort of support. Yes anything but “moral”. Good luck with the Republic, and I hope England does the same.

          • Ladyhawke

            For some reason, people don’t want to accept credible, verified facts. They prefer the fantasy and illusion, and basically, they’re “dickheads” (to use a colloquialism).
            Catch you later. :)

          • Sigi

            :)

  • Gianmarco Sabato

    HRH Princess Diana was an amazing woman, mother, royal and humanitarian

    • Ladyhawke

      Yes, she was an exceptional addition to the RF.

  • Ladyhawke

    You’re referring to Charles?

    • Sigi

      LOL

  • royalwatcher

    Well it was a big deal because divorce was discouraged and if Diana left and bolted she’d have lost custody of the children. She was stuck with her loser husband. So you think it “OK” for women to have bad marriages and tell t hem to get over it? And call them names also? Charles did a lot of waaaah in his interview with Dimbleby and his confessions to him that got published in a book. Big cry baby that he is.

    • Ladyhawke

      This is the chronic attention-seeking Gina/guest in yet another guise.

      • Sigi

        Chuck is an ass wipe.

        • Ladyhawke

          Indeed he is.

    • Sigi

      Hell yes.

    • Ladyhawke

      I missed your comment. You’re absolutely correct about custodial rights in royal marriages (see my comment to nitwit below).

  • Ladyhawke

    Why the hell don’t you grow up. You have the emotional IQ of a 14-year-old, and you’re a “college” student? In your dreams.

  • royalwatcher

    Hopefully you don’t work as a marriage counselor.

  • Ladyhawke

    I’m curious. Where did you get the idea Diana wouldn’t have lost custody of the boys? Diana was royal by marriage, not birth – Charles and the Crown would have automatically been granted custody of the boys who were royal by birth. Diana would certainly have been granted access, but not custody of the future royal heir and spare. This is the standard provision in a marriage contract between a royal and a non-royal or commoner.
    You are obviously completely clueless when it comes to such matters.
    For example, should CP Mary of Denmark divorce from Frederick, the Crown automatically retains custody of the royal children, obviously allowing their mother access.
    “Better to keep your mouth shut and let the world think you’re a fool, than open it and remove all doubt.”

  • Ladyhawke

    Note the difference, legally, between the terms: “custody” and “access”. Put those superior research skills to use e.g. look if up yourself.
    Your reply was not your most coherent – nowhere did I state access would be denied.

  • Ladyhawke

    Well, if you find it such a drag, then bugger off. There are many who are still interested in the subject.

  • Ladyhawke

    You’re absolutely correct – I can be extremely rude and oversensitive – in the face of stupidity.

  • Ladyhawke

    There has been conflicting information regarding the removal of Diana’s HRH status, with some claiming the removal was automatic post-divorce. This is incorrect. Retaining or removal of the title is at the discretion of the Crown.
    According to information made publicly available regarding the requests made by both parties to the divorce, the Queen was perfectly amenable for Diana to retain her HRH status however, Charles was adamant she be stripped of her title.

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