William and Harry separately celebrate the 25th anniversary of their mother’s death

It is a symbolic day which will not however contribute to warming up relations between princes William and Harry. In the cold, the two brothers mark this Wednesday, in private and thousands of kilometers from each other, the 25th anniversary of the death of their mother Diana, who upset the planet and shook the British monarchy.

“Lady Di”, whose fairy-tale wedding and then shattering divorce from Prince Charles had fascinated the world, died at the age of 36 in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997, chased by paparazzi. His two sons, then aged 15 and 12, moved millions as they walked side by side behind his coffin, fighting back tears in front of the cameras.

The princes draw “a line under their public commemorations”

Five years ago, on the 20th anniversary of her death, William and Harry took part in public memorials and spoke out about their mother. Nothing will happen this year. According to Daily Telegraphthe two brothers “have decided to draw a line under their public commemorations”, the spokespersons of the two princes confirming that they will each mark the event in private.

William, 40, left London this summer to move in with his wife Kate and their three children in Windsor, west of the capital and where Queen Elizabeth II also resides. His younger brother Harry, 37, lives in California with his wife Meghan and their two children after the couple decided to leave the royal family in 2020.

Harry, who admitted his mother’s death had taken a toll on his psychological health, said he would be spending the day with family. “Every day I hope to make her proud,” he said last week in the United States at a dinner for an association for aid patients with AIDS. “I want it to be a day filled with memories of his incredible work and love. »

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