Originally Posted by Mermaid1962
I think that the Duke probably understood Diana more than she realized. He also had separated parents. His upbringing was even harder in a way, because he wasn't even raised by his own parents and he had no money of his own; unlike Diana, who had her own money through inheritance as a young woman and could spend time with her parents.
I believe that experience helped with counseling the boys as well. Phillip "lost" his mother at an early age when she was institutionalized. He could relate to his grandchildren about their parents' divorces.