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.”
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.
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