The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 04-08-2017, 09:25 PM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 6,243
These sound intriguing. It will be quite interesting to hear their views of what happened.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 04-08-2017, 10:01 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,934
I'm in two minds really about Diana's sons talking about their private shock and grief at the time of their mother's death for public consumption. Nevertheless, and this is hypocritical I know, I'll be viewing these documentaries. I'm sure there will be many more interesting aspects to see.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 04-08-2017, 10:59 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,398
I am not sure they'll say anything very - um not sure h ow to put it, I suppose interesting? I don't want to hear their most private thogths, but there are degrees of privacy and if they want to talk about Diana, about her work and her personality and how they loved her that's fine. I probably wont watch thtough...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 04-09-2017, 01:46 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,562
Very interesting. They have asked that these documentaries are made so they must want to say a few things. Wonder if anyone is feeling a bit nervous
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 04-11-2017, 12:36 PM
eya eya is offline
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 9,236
"Prince William and Prince Harry will present a new award, on behalf of the Diana Award, which honours the legacy of their mother.
The ceremony on April 18 will be held at St James's Palace, where twenty exceptional young people from across the world will be recognised for their qualities of kindness, compassion and service.
The Diana Award was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world."

Prince William and Prince Harry to present award in memory of Princess Diana | London Evening Standard

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/kindne...cess-of-wales/
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 04-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Queen Claude's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA, United States
Posts: 582
If William and Harry are willing to discuss that time, I for one will be tuning in. I don't typically engage in morbid curiosity, but there was something about William and especially Harry in the immediate aftermath of Diana's death that had me riveted (and heartbroken).
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 04-11-2017, 01:55 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,697
I think those of us that were around and witnessed those horrible days in 1997 had a huge boost of our empathic skills as we watched William and Harry during those times. Its hard to imagine that there were many among us whose heart didn't just want to reach out and comfort those boys.

Its these kind of things that William and Harry are doing that are the true legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales and what she meant to them and the world around her. Somehow statues and fountains and memorial plaques just can't convey that message.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 04-11-2017, 02:19 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 6,006
I'm much more interested in what William has to say. Didn't Harry say he doesn't remember much about his mother?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 04-11-2017, 02:24 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,697
My immediate impression is that it wasn't that Harry didn't remember his mother but had a very hard time talking about her. I could be wrong though.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 04-11-2017, 02:33 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 6,006
William was older and I think, unfortunately, he was in the thick of things.

Prince Harry reveals he doesn't have 'many memories' of mom Princess Diana
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 04-11-2017, 02:49 PM
Skippyboo's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 4,108
20th Anniversary of the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales: August 31, 2017

That article kind of contradicts itself. Harry says he doesn't have many memories of his mother but he remembers riding Space Mountain 14 times and the policeman vomiting afterwards. He was 12 when she died. He wasn't 5 or 6. My grandmother died when I was seven but I remember her doing various things with me.

Not wanting to discuss your relationship with your mom with millions of people or how her death affected you is a different thing from not having memories.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 04-11-2017, 02:53 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 6,006
^^^ The article doesn't contradict itself. Harry himself says he doesn't have many memories but no doubt certain things stand out in his mind. If anything Harry contradicts himself.

You'd have to ask Harry what he means by his statement.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 04-11-2017, 03:04 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: st. paul, United States
Posts: 1,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
^^^ The article doesn't contradict itself. Harry himself says he doesn't have many memories but no doubt certain things stand out in his mind. If anything Harry contradicts himself.

You'd have to ask Harry what he means by his statement.
I agree.

I think it makes sense. Harry was younger than William, and both were sent to boarding school when they were 8. By the time he was sent to Ludgrove his parents were separated, so any time away from school was split in half between parents. He probably has some vivid memories, but they aren't plentiful.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 04-11-2017, 04:09 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,398
What? how could he not have many memories? Diana spent as much time with him as she possibly could and he is only 2 years younger than William.. How could he not have almost as amny as his brother does?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 04-11-2017, 04:23 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,697
This is just me guessing so bear with me as it is what seems most probable to me.

Harry was 12 when he tragically lost his mother overnight. This is very unstable time emotionally for any boy approaching his teenage years let alone to have to endure such a traumatic shock and loss. Its very possible that not only did Harry not talk about his mother back then but also suppressed his memories of her as they brought up too many unwanted emotions he just couldn't deal with. Over time, those memories were blocked.

I think this is perhaps why Harry, when talking about mental health has stated openly that he wished he had talked about his mother more and kept those memories alive. Its not an easy thing to admit but that's Harry reaching out with personal experience so that perhaps others do not go through the same thing that he did with grief.

Just a wild guess on my part. The human mind is something that we still have no idea on just exactly how it works and I don't know Harry.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 04-11-2017, 06:57 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,934
I lost my mother at nearly twelve, probably one of the reasons why I have a soft spot for Harry is that mutual huge loss at a very important age. My mother didn't die suddenly though, but after a two year battle with cancer, so that is an important difference.

Memory is a funny old thing. I've known people who are fortunate and have very clear memories from toddlerhood, or claim to have. Others, like me, have flashes of incidents or everyday things from their very early years and more solid but still intermittent ones from about eight or nine or so.

I suspect Harry is in the latter category. He has said that he doesn't have that many memories of his mother, but in his speeches he has spoken of her sense of fun and her compassion so there are probably occasions tucked away in the memory in connection with that. In a conversation with a lady at an AIDS charity she spoke of the warm and cosy feeling when she sat on Diana's knee and Harry said he remembered that too. Things like that remain.

We have to remember too that Harry wasn't just twelve. He was due to turn thirteen that September and was no doubt looking forward to a visit from his mother at school or a phone call. Instead, he'd been through the trauma of Diana's death and funeral when his aunt Sarah turned up at his school with his mother's birthday present.

At almost thirteen you do have clearer memories than at nearly eleven or nearly twelve, but as Osipi has pointed out for several years the two boys had spent most of their time at boarding school and their holidays had for some years been divided between their parents. So William was hardly likely to be as directly in the 'thick of it' in his mother's life as he had been when he was younger and at KP a lot of the time. We will have to wait and see what the documentary brings forth. There may be some surprises. I'll be watching with interest.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 04-11-2017, 07:10 PM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 13,469
William and Harry to give out new award in Princess Diana's memory | Royal | News | Express.co.uk

Touch by the fact that William and Harry is doing this. I've always said that it would be nice if they got more involved with the awards.
__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 04-11-2017, 07:38 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,934
I think it's lovely that Diana's two sons are taking part in these awards, which, if nothing else, aim to spread some kindness and empathy for others around. Long may they continue!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 04-11-2017, 11:34 PM
Tarlita's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: small town near Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,049
Apart from the fact both young men have led very busy lives with school then Army etc. Now must feel like a comfortable time for them to sit in front of cameras and try to project how they felt. Maturity is the stage they are at now and convenience of timing. What I mean is finding time in their busy schedules.
I am certain Harry treasures a great many wonderful private memories of his mum that he doesn't want to share with anyone else.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 04-12-2017, 09:37 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,398
Of course he msut have memories that he does not want to share, and I wouldn't want to hear of them. BUt I find it hard to believe that he doesn't have that many. he was nearly 13 when she died..
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diana: The Most Beautiful or Famous Woman of the 20th Century? Daffodil Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) 315 05-27-2017 08:30 AM
20th Wedding Anniversary of King Abdullah and Queen Rania - June 10, 2013 salma King Abdullah and Queen Rania and Family 23 06-05-2013 11:51 PM
20th Anniversary of the UN Child Convention in Stockholm: November 19-20, 2009 Ccile Royal House of Sweden 64 07-25-2010 04:49 PM
New books marking the tenth anniversary of Diana's death Hendrik-Jan77 Royal Library 82 10-03-2007 12:12 PM




Popular Tags
antony armstrong-jones birthday books carl gustaf chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown princess elisabeth crown princess mary crown princess victoria current events denmark duke of cambridge duke of edinburgh earl of snowdon europe family general news grand duke jean guillaume hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume historical infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín james bond king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein margherita monarchy news prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince emmanuel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince nicholas prince oscar princess beatrice princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen margerthe queen mathilde queen maxima queen silvia queen sofia shaikh zayed bin hamdan bin zayed al nahyan state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family tiara victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises