Royal Family News: Prince William’s heartbreaking gesture to mum Diana as she put children before the royal family
Princess Diana’s biggest role, her number one job, was to produce an heir to the throne – a bouncing Windsor baby to continue the succession.
She was a natural mother.
From the days when she was Lady Diana Spencer working as a childminder – the image of her standing, holding a tot on each hip with the sunlight filtering through her skirt is etched in our minds – it was clear that she has always loved children, Mirror. reports co.uk.
On November 5, 1981, Diana’s pregnancy was announced and the nation went wild with royal baby fever.
And William Arthur Philip Louis was born on June 21, 1982, less than a year after the royal wedding.
Alongside ecstatic Prince Charles, then 33, Diana, 20, appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London to show off her son.
The gathered crowd chanted “Well done, Charlie, let’s go another one!” Charles later replied, “Damn, give us a chance!”
Charles admitted that they had drawn up a shortlist of names but had “had a little argument about it.”
Paul Burrell, his butler from 1987 to 1997, said: “Charles’ choice of names was Arthur or Albert or something pretty old fashioned. Without Diana, I don’t think we would have William.
For Diana, children come before duty and tradition, which sometimes puts the cat among the pigeons.
Motherhood before the monarchy was not how royal women behaved before.
In 1983, she insisted on taking nine-month-old William on their first royal tour of Australia. Never far from Diana’s side, he melted hearts wherever they went.
Less than two years later, Kensington Palace announced that a brother and sister were on the way.
Diana struggled with the pregnancy and, like Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, suffered from horrible morning sickness.
Charles had hopes for a girl and in his book Diana: Her True Story, Andrew Morton claims that Diana didn’t tell Charles that she knew she was going to have another boy.
She told Morton, “I knew Harry was going to be a boy because I saw it on the scan. Charles always wanted a girl. He wanted two children and he wanted a daughter.
Diana told those around her that she and Charles were the closest during her pregnancy with Harry.
On September 15, 1984, Henry Charles Albert David made his entrance after a nine-hour job with Charles by his side throughout.
William gave a shy sign to the cameras as he walked to the same room he was born in to see his new baby brother.
William was always the more reserved of the two and Harry the more cheeky, keeping the palace staff on their toes. With their mother, they were like the Three Musketeers against the world.
Diana wanted the boys to treat the staff like family and the house to ring with laughter.
But as their marriage began to fall apart, Charles and Diana tried never to argue in front of the boys.
Yet the insightful, older one, noticed William. Diana even spoke of her son passing handkerchiefs under the bathroom door as she cried in despair.