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Prince William and Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana earlier this week, U.K. newspapers report. The royal couple laid flowers at her grave site, an island known as The Oval, which sits on the Spencer family's Althorp Estate.

"Diana is still a huge part of her boys' everyday life and always will be. It is very important for Kate to share and understand William's love and grief for his mum," a source told the Daily Mirror. Adding, "But even though Kate never met Diana she knows what an incredible woman she was and it is very important to her she can share and understand William's love and grief for his mum."

William has publicly stated that he wants his late mother to be present at his ceremony on April 29, saying that the engagement ring he gave Kate -- Diana's diamond-and-sapphire ring -- was "my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement."

Prince Charles married 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 -- almost exactly 30 years ago from the date of William and Kate's upcoming wedding. In 1997, Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in Paris, after allegedly being chased by paparazzi. Her burial ground contains a shrine, which is a permanent memorial to the princess.

A royal spokesperson would not comment on the visit, telling the Daily Mail: "We cannot confirm or deny when either of the princes have made visits to the graveside of their mother for the reason that it is one of the most private aspects of their lives."

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  • phyllis

    don't worry kate he will get sick of you just like his dad did princess diana and then you won't have anything to say and then if you do they will out you out like they did her

  • Jeannie

    Sorry, There is more of Diana in Prince William than Charles. I think Kate also knows more what to expect. I think there will be a happily ever after for this pair.. Now Harry is another will find more of Charles.. in that one. Best Wishes & God Bless to the Couple.

  • Bill

    I KNOW ur totally WRONG! Prince Charles was and now married to someone else he was or still is in love with! As Diana stated in one of here interviews, "there's 3 people in this marriage!" Guess u don't remember that or can't connect the dots! Ur going to see a GREAT marriage that will last forever and be remembered! Get updated on ur Royal facts, u'd be the one to be tossed away from anyone and NO chance of any Royality!

  • Angela

    Phylis, talk about being a bitch!! William is nothing like his two timing father!!

  • Gloria

    I enjoyed the celebration. Clarify this: is the bride's correct spelling of her first name with a C or K? Catherine or Katherine? I have friends with both spelling.

  • mort52


    While his father may have been a bastard and whore master, Camilla, the whore, never left
    him alone, spun her 'sex web' around Charles, and Diana, the good girl, the young and
    naive girl, never had a chance. I believe that Duke William has alot more of Princess Diana
    loyalty and devotion in him than he has of his father's whoring ways. Let this new, young couple,
    whose wedding actions showed much more that they are 'in love" than than his parents, or at least,
    his father towards his mother, get their own start without constantly bringing up these negative
    subjects. Duke William loved his mother and saw her betrayed. That means alot to a young
    young person, it shapes that young person. Believe me, he does not want to be like his father
    nor hurt Duchess Kate the way his father hurt his mother, humiliated his mother. I am sure that he and Prince Harry's stomach's turn each time they have to pay their "respects" to their stepmother, the almighty whore or all whores. The best part of all of this is that God has paid Charles back--
    the cheating bastard will NEVER be King nor will his whore wife, Camilla, ever have the title
    of Queen. Duke William and his new bride are next in line to share in those honors. And well
    they should, Duke William deserves it and Princess Diana will smile when that occurs knowing
    that her son became King and her ex got it right up the ass!

  • mary

    I beg to differ w/ you Jeannie, Harry will never follow in his fathers footsteps, thanks to Diana. She raised her sons w/ 100% of her love & firm hand , never to become misfits like their father & the rest of the miserable clan. Harry is young & enjoying himself ,just like William did before he met & fell in love w/ Kate . God Bless the 3 of you .Rest in peace Diana.

  • johnny

    I want to bet William & Kate's first child will be a boy.His name will be either William,Charles or Henry.If a girl,then her name will be Diana,Victoria or Elizabeth.

  • maryg

    I hope that william treats kate (a whole lot better) than his dad and his" (rude family)" treated his mother, Diana. good luck to them both.

  • Margarita

    Congratulations to the couple, Diana was greatly missed................not Camila.............................

  • Antoinette Marie

    You mean COW-milla. That woman can dress in the best but the bull dog can neverbe changed. That is one ulgly milk Cow and charles is just as nasty!!

  • tobie

    Please, the past is the past.
    Wish them a life of happiness together.
    That was then and this is now.

  • gothamcityusa

    The horses were impressive...

  • Jeff

    Yes they were....except the one that was Prince Charles...his remarkable resemblance to a horse made hard to realize he was one of them

  • Debbie Russell

    I think it was a beautful wedding. His wife was so down to earth.I wish them the best of luck

  • Pat

    I thought everything was beautiful and Catherine was every bit the princess. It was so refreshing to see something good happen in the world instead of all the disaster's and war's going on. I wish them both the best and many wonderful happy years together.

  • Jean

    William and Kate will get it right. Harry will also get it right. They are respectful and caring as was their mother. Their father in some ways has grown up in the last 10 years, he caused much pain to Diana as did his "wife". The boys understood from a young age the hurt their mother felt. They will never act in that manner.

    I hope the next title the Queen hands out is King William

  • michele

    I wish them must blessing on the marriage...Im so glad that Diana was not forgotten, on this special dad, me being a mom I would think Diana would be so proud of both her sons...
    may God bless and keep you both...
    Your angel ^I^ is always watching over you...

  • Nicole

    I believe William will treat Catherine better than Charles treated Diana. Camilla will never become queen. In my opinion Camilla looks like she got hit by a car and forgot to get the license plate. (LOL). Sorry but I dont like Camilla. Look at all the charity Diana had done while she was alive and Prince William and Prince Harry continue that work. Even though Kate never got to meet Diana I believe she will do her best to follow in Diana's footsteps. Diana instilled good and true beleifs in her sons. I also believe that Kate knows how much William is still grieving over his mothers death even though its soon to be 14 years and yes he may have grown up for I think he is still and possibly always will grieve for her. I am not looking to pick a fight with anyone but I felt like I should be able to share my thoughts.

  • Margaret Beacham

    I got up at 4;30 a.m. that morning just to watch Kate and William get married. And I am so glad that I did, it was beautiful, they were made for each other.William looks like his Mother so much, I am sure she was looking down on them and enjoying it trememdous.Diana was such a pretty Lady and did so much good work for people. But one thing I don't understand what did she see in Charles?I am glad she married him,because she had two nice boys and I know they miss their Mother,always will.May Kate and William have a very happy married life together is my wish for them,and God's blessing on them always

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