The heartbreaking tradition Prince Harry and Prince William will miss this year has been revealed.
- Prince Harry and Prince William won’t be meeting up to share memories on the anniversary of their mother Princess Diana’s death.
- The Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge will spend this anniversary apart.
- This royal news comes as Kate Middleton and Prince William could be making a permanent move to Windsor to be closer to the Queen.
Prince Harry and Prince William are set to miss the opportunity to meet up and share memories of their beloved mother on the 24th anniversary of her death.
Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris on 31st August 1997, aged 36.
Her sons Prince William and Harry were aged just 15 and 12 respectively and since her death, they have spent each anniversary together until now.
Prince Harry is living over in LA with his wife Meghan and their two children, Archie, two, and Lilibet Diana, aged two months. While Prince William is at Kensington Palace, London with his wife Kate and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk, “They always used to meet on this sad anniversary to relive memories of her.”
But instead, this year’s poignant occasion will be marked separately, with Prince William doing something with his own family as he previously revealed he wants his children to grow up knowing “Granny Diana” and “who she was and that she existed”.
Prince William also promised to one day give his mother her HRH title of ‘Princess of Wales’ back when he becomes king.
And Mr Fitzwilliams believes that in spite of the distance, the brothers will still communicate on August 31, the day of the Princess of Wales’ untimely death, but in private means.
“I think it likely they will be in touch but any contact between them will be private,” Mr Fitzwilliams added.
Lord Jay was the British ambassador in Paris when Princess Diana died in a crash on 31 August 1997 and he explains the moment he told the Palace of her death in the clip below…
The brothers previously marked the day with a special memorial service on the 10th anniversary and commissioned two documentaries about their mother for the 20th anniversary.
And just last month they came together to unveil a statue memorial of Princess Diana in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace to mark her 60th anniversary.