Princess Diana With Prince William Sitting On Her Lap At Polo.
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Prince William is said to have made his mother, Princess Diana a heartbreaking promise after she and Prince Charles divorced.

Prince William reportedly made his mother, Princess Diana (opens in new tab) a poignant and heartbreaking promise following her divorce from his father, Prince Charles.

Princess Diana married Prince Charles (opens in new tab) at St Paul's Cathedral in 1981. They were married for eleven years before they separated in 1992.

Princess Diana died (opens in new tab) in 1997, just one year after her divorce from Prince Charles was finalized in 1996. She once opened up about the divorce calling it ‘hell’ but finally found happiness again (opens in new tab)

Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles at Prince William first day at Eton.

The Mirror (opens in new tab) has reported that Diana was awarded a sum of £17 million, plus £350,000 a year, and was allowed to keep her Kensington Palace apartments. She was however not permitted to keep her HRH title of 'The Princess of Wales',  meaning she would lose her official connection to the Royal family, which left her distraught.

It is said that a young Prince William, when seeing how upset this made his mother was said, ‘Don’t worry Mummy, I will give it back to you one day when I am King.’ 

Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell said that his touching promise made her cry.

Princess Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry attend the Heads of State VE Remembrance Service in Hyde Park on May 7, 1995 in London, England.

Prince William and Prince Harry recently reunited to attend a memorial for their mother, Princess Diana, where a statue of her was unveiled at Kensington Palace. The statue, which will be opening to the public (opens in new tab), was commissioned to mark what would have been her 60th birthday.

The brothers have shared touching tributes to their mother, Prince Harry and Meghan named their daughter, Lilibet Diana (opens in new tab) after her. The Cambridge kids also write cards to her on Mother’s day, adorably calling her ‘Granny Diana.’ (opens in new tab)

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Trainee News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has worked with the team for seven months. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.