Recounting how he reacted in front of the supermodels, William says: 'I pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up.'The fact is that, like so many devoted mothers, Diana lived much of her life through her children.
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Of his wedding, he said: ‘I did really feel that she was there …
there were times I looked to someone or something for strength – and I very much felt she was there for me.’The Duke of Cambridge told ITV: ‘There are not many days that go by that I don’t think of her.
She’d love the children to bits, but she’d come in probably at bath time, cause an amazing scene with bubbles absolutely everywhere and bath water all over the place, then just leave!
’He said his overwhelming memory of her was a ‘feeling of having her around and being loved as a family or as a son’. I’m very grateful that love still feels there, even 20 years on.’Harry added: ‘To myself and William she was just the best mother ever …
Greetings cards, the smuttier the better, were another Diana favourite.'She was a massive card writer,' says William. Usually she found something very embarrassing, a very funny card and then wrote very nice stuff inside.'But I dared not open it in case the teachers or anyone else in the class had seen it.' It was all part of her determination as a mother that they enjoyed as normal a life as possible.
But there was, according to William, another purpose beyond the pleasure-seeking moments.'She understood there was a real life outside of Palace walls and she wanted us to see it from a very young age,' he tells the documentary, recalling visits to The Passage, a centre for the homeless in Westminster when he was only 12.William says he talks often to his own children, George and Charlotte, about 'Granny Diana' who, he says, would have 'loved them to bits'.'I think constantly about Granny Diana,' he says. it's hard because Catherine didn't know her, so cannot provide that level of detail.'So at bedtime for George and Charlotte, he likes to talk to them about Diana.William says the most important message he takes from his mother is the importance of a child's first few years.'I want to make as much time and effort with George and Charlotte as I can because I realise these early years particularly are crucial for children, having seen, you know, what she did for us.'Granny Diana would definitely be very proud.For the blushing young teenager, it was the fulfilment of every schoolboy's fantasy.The encounter with the models, whose pictures he had pinned up on the wall of his study at Eton, remains a powerful memory for the prince and proof of the sense of mischief of the mother who arranged it all. By the time he was 14, the most exciting thing Prince Charles got up to was swigging a cherry brandy in a pub during term-time at Gordonstoun.For Diana, nothing was too much trouble for the boys she adored, from exotic holidays to elaborate treats.