Prince William opened up to Katie Couric in an interview that will air Tuesday night on ABC as part of The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric about his mother, Princess Diana, missing his wedding to Kate Middleton.
The Duke of Cambridge, who lost his mother to a car wreck in Paris in 1997, described the day without her as being “very difficult.”
“I sort of prepared myself beforehand so that I was sort of mentally prepared … I didn’t want any wobbly lips or anything going on,” William, 29, told Couric. “It’s the one time since she’s died, where I’ve … thought to myself it would be fantastic if she was here, and just how sad really for her, more than anything, not being able to see it.”
“I think she … she would have loved the day and I think, hopefully, she’d be very proud,” he continued. “I’m just very sad that she’s never going to get a chance to meet Kate.”
His brother, Prince Harry, 27, also had the chance to comment on his mother’s absence on the special day. ”I think she had the best seat in the house, probably,” he said. “But yeah, she would have loved to have been there.”
These boys are always so dignified. A perfect example of their mother’s warmth.