Prince William 'left embarrassed' by his mum Princess Diana after their iconic trip to Thorpe Park

The Duke of Cambridge was left embarrassed by his late mum during their family day out at the theme park according to unearthed reports.

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Prince William was reportedly left feeling embarrassed by his mother, the late Princess Diana, after they attended Thorpe Park theme park.

  • Prince William was reportedly left embarrassed by his mum Diana during a famous outing with brother Prince Harry.
  • The trio enjoyed a day out at Thorpe Park back in the 90s, with Prince William apparently feeling red-faced by the trip.
  • This royal news comes after it was revealed Prince George will ‘learn how to fly fish’ on Cambridges’ family holiday to Balmoral

Princess Diana, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry were pictured enjoying the rides, among which was the log flume ride, which saw them all get a soaking.

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But it's understood the fun day out left Prince William embarrassed by his mother. The princes and iconic royal Princess Diana visited during the Easter holidays in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

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Royal biographer, Howard Hodgson claimed, 'It wasn’t that he didn’t love her — he did, very much — but he wished she could behave differently.'

Allegedly, William disliked her 'one-sided and unfair attitude to his father' and hated them 'being put on show by the Princess in theme parks'.

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Colin Dawson, former manager of the theme park, confirmed The Princess of Wales queued for rides with her sons and paid for each one.

He told the 2017 podcast series that Thorpe Park was still open to the public, which implied Diana 'wanted people to see her there', according journalist Natasha Kaplinsky who recalled the visit on the Radio 5 Live podcast 'Images of Diana' series.

Mr Hodgson recalled a time when Prince Charles took Prince Harry and Prince William to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, with Bel Mooney and her daughter.

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It's claimed Charles began to talk about the Goons and Bel Mooney started singing their well known tune, The Ying Tong Song.

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Her daughter turned to William and said: 'God, aren’t parents embarrassing?' William allegedly replied, 'Papa doesn’t embarrass me — Mama does.'

He went on to explain, 'He didn’t want to be some kind of urban kid — he longed to hunt and fish and play polo with his father; and he found his mother’s mood swings very unsettling. All in all he found that being with his mother could, at times, be a considerable emotional burden.'

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.