In an emotional interview in the run up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend, Prince William has revealed the pain he felt on his wedding day that his mother Princess Diana couldn’t be there.
As Kate Middleton walked down the aisle last year at the Royal Wedding the 29 year-old has admitted it was the first time since her death he had really wished his mother had been there.
"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." He told Katie Couric during an interview ABC show The Jubilee Queen.
The prince went on to admit that he had to prepare himself before hand not to cry as he thought of his mother and admitted it had been “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.” he added.
It wasn’t just for him he felt sadness but also his blushing bride who never met his mother. The Prince, who lost his mother in 1997 when she died in a car crash in Paris said she would have loved the wedding and hoped she would have been proud
. "I think she ... she would have loved the day and I think, hopefully, she'd be very proud," he went on, "I'm just very sad that she's never going to get a chance to meet Kate."
Prince William’s brother Harry also said that his mother would have “loved” watching William marry the love of his life, but in a touching moment said she was definitely there in spirit.
"I think she had the best seat in the house, probably,” Harry said, "But yeah, she would have loved to have been there."
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