As we all know, Princess Diana passed away in a tragic accident at the age of 36 in 1997, much to the devastation of the world, and of course, her family. Diana’s final wishes and her last will and testament were kept private in the immediate aftermath of her death, but new reports have confirmed that the contents of her will are being made public – 18 years after her death. One can only imagine the fear and loathing with which Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles await this reveal! Could Diana have left any damaging information drawing attention to Charles and Camilla’s cheating affair?
The Today Show reported that Princess Diana had left almost $40 million to both her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and they allegedly received most [if not all] of it on their 30th birthdays. Plus, Prince Harry reportedly inherited his mother’s wedding dress [which will no doubt go to his bride during his wedding], whereas Prince William got his mother’s engagement ring – which did end up going to Kate Middleton.
Plus, Princess Diana also appointed her own mother, Frances Shand Kydd, in charge of Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s education in the event of her own death – which unfortunately came to pass much too early.
Robert Jobson, the author of The New Royal Family, also told the Today Show [via Yahoo], “Diana wanted to make sure [her children] were showered with love. That’s something she really agonised over when she split from Prince Charles. I think this will reflects that.”
And of course, that will probably left next to nothing for Prince Charles and even less for Camilla Parker-Bowles. Diana saved her love for her sons, so let’s hope she had the wherewithal not to give her ex-husband or his new wife a single dime – not that they needed it, of course.
What do you guys think about some of these details from Princess Diana’s will? None of what we know so far is surprising, of course, but touching all the same. Could there be any secrets that Princess Diana included in the document? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.