Prince William made a heartbreaking promise to his mum, Princess Diana. (Image: Getty Images)

Prince William’s heartbreaking promise to Diana — ‘I will give it back when I am King’

Just one year before she died in a fatal car accident, Prince William made a heartbreaking promise to his mother, Princess Diana.

Earlier this year, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, traveled to the Caribbean as part of a royal tour. One of four senior royals’ journeys this year, it was made in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Since the departure of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew, and Prince Philip, as well as the Queen’s withdrawal from royal duties due to health concerns, the couple’s responsibilities have increased.


Diana enjoyed an exceptionally close relationship with her sons                                                                                                              Image: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images


The Duke of Cambridge established his position in the line of succession the day he was born because he was the first child of the heir to the throne.

The Duke considered the choices he would make after ascending to the throne, his future role already determined.

One of which, according to reports, brought his mother to tears.

When Diana and Prince Charles divorced, William, who was only 14 years old, promised to restore Diana’s Her Royal Highness title once he became king.

Diana became HRH The Princess of Wales following her enchanting Westminster Abbey nuptials to Charles.



Diana and Charles got married at the Abbey in 1981                                                                                                                                Image: Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images


Diana and Charles, however, had extramarital affairs because they were unhappy in their marriage.

Diana’s HRH title was taken away in 1996, nearly a year after the Princess of Wales made the famous comment that there were “three of us” in her marriage to the heir, alluding to Charles’ relationship with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Daily Mirror claims that the Queen had been content for Diana to keep her HRH because she was the mother of the future King, but Charles insisted on having them taken away.

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Diana was now only referred to as Princess of Wales.

Diana would now be required to bow to her sons, her ex-husband, and other Royal Family members.

Losing her HRH was said to have devastated Diana.


William is Diana and Charles’ eldest son                                                                                                                                                    Image: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images


Diana and her son had an emotional conversation as a result.

Paul Burrell, a friend of Diana’s and her former butler, asserted that William promised to reinstate her title.

Don’t worry Mummy, I will give it back to you one day when I am King, the young prince assured his mother, according to the author of the book “A Royal Duty.”

Mr. Burrell asserts that Diana sobbed during the conversation.


Diana died in August 1997                                                                                                                                                                            Image: Anwar Hussein/WireImage


But sadly, William was unable to keep his word because his mother passed away in a car accident on August 31, 1997, almost exactly one year after the divorce.

In addition to their respective works, tributes, and memories they share with their kids, William and Harry have both continued to honor Diana’s legacy.

The brothers got back together last year to honor their mother.

William and Harry unveiled a statue of the Princess of Wales on her expected 60th birthday.


William and Harry reunited to unveil the statue of their mother                                                                                                             Image: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images


It is located in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden, which was rumored to be Diana’s favorite location.

“Every day, we wish she were still with us,” William and Harry said in a statement. “Our hope is that this statue will be seen for all time as a symbol of her life and her legacy.”

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