Prince Harry and Prince William to remember Princess Diana in heartbreaking way today

The brothers are set to mark the 25th anniversary of their mother's death

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Prince Harry and Prince William are to remember their late mother Princess Diana in a heartbreaking way today as they mark the 25th anniversary of her death.

The Dukes, who last came together under the same roof at St Paul's cathedral to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, attended Diana's memorial statue unveiling in 2021 but to mark the latest milestone, but the brothers are paying tribute separately and privately today. 

The separation of the brothers on such a poignant and tough day highlights the divide that still lies between them amid the ongoing fall-out since Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle quit the UK to start a new life for themselves in LA.

Meghan has been revealing more details about life as a royal in her new podcast Archetypes in which she shares her nickname for husband Prince Harry.

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According to the Telegraph, Prince Harry and Prince William have agreed to "draw a line under their public commemorations". Not only the two brothers won't publicly mark the day but they are also not expected to meet behind the scenes, the publication added.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace and a spokeswoman for the Sussexes separately confirmed to the publication this year's anniversary on Wednesday would be spent privately.

It is not yet known how the brothers plan to mark the passing of their mother but Prince Harry paid tribute to Diana during a charitable Polo tournament in Aspen that he took part in last week.

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He said, "I want it to be a day to share the spirit of my mum with my family, with my children, who I wish could have met her."

He revealed that today would be "filled with memories of her incredible work and love for the way she did it" and spent with wife Meghan and their children Archie and Lilibet Diana, who is named after her late grandmother.

Princess Diana was killed in the car crash in Paris alongside Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul. Diana was buried at Althorp Park on a small island known as The Oval.

Meanwhile, Prince William is expected to keep his mother's memory alive with his family Kate and children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Speaking previously at the Glade of Light memorial in Manchester earlier this year, Prince William revealed, “As someone who lives with his own grief, I also know that what often matters most to the bereaved is that those we have lost are not forgotten,” he explained. “There is comfort in remembering. In acknowledging that, while taken horribly soon, they lived.”

He went on to talk about the impact the victims had and will still have in the world today. “They changed our lives. They were loved, and they are loved,” he said.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)