Princess Diana heartbreak: How Diana would be devastated by latest move in royal feud

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PRINCESS DIANA would have celebrated her 59th birthday last week, but her sons have now taken new steps to deepen the rift between them which would likely have devastated the People’s Princess.

Princess Diana tragically died in a car crash in 1997 aged 36 when her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were just 15 and 12 respectively. Now the royal princes have married and have children of their own. But speculation about the deepening resentment between the two royals has been sparked again after the pair took steps to break apart once more.

Prince Harry stepped back from his role as a senior member of the Royal Family at the end of March.

Since that time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been seen out in public less often, but last week, Harry paid tribute to his mother in a touching video message shown at The Diana Awards.

During his speech, Harry said: “I know that my mother has been an inspiration to many of you and I can assure you she would have been fighting your corner.

“Like many of you, she never took the easy route, she never took the popular one, or the comfortable one.

“But she stood for something. And she stood up for people who needed it.”

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Princess Diana heartbreak: Why would Princess Diana be devastated by her sons’ relationship now? (Image: GETTY)

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Princess Diana heartbreak: Prince Harry and Meghan left the Royal Family at the end of March (Image: PA)

Express.co.uk spoke to body language expert and energy reader Alison Ward who said she was touched by the parallels between Harry and his mother.

She said: “Harry is carrying on his Mother’s legacy by searching for truth whether the world likes it or not, He talks of this generation of young people who are being the change they wish to see in the world by being genuine with power inside.

“It is as if Diana is talking through him, but of course, she is.

“Even though she wasn’t their mother for long, she clearly instilled right from wrong, searching for truth and standing up for people who need it.

“Here is Harry being their voice then humbly handing over the mike to these amazing young changemakers.”

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Princess Diana heartbreak: The Fab foursome on Christmas Day in 2018 with Prince Charles (Image: GETTY)

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Princess Diana heartbreak: William and Harry are dividing the proceeds of a Diana memorial fund (Image: GETTY)

But this week it has been revealed William and Harry intend to take steps to divide the proceeds of the fund founded in memory of their late mother.

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was originally instituted following her death in 1997, and since 2013, has been paid into the Royal Foundation, a charitable fund used by Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.

The change leaves William and Kate as sole executors of the foundation which received around £21,000 from the fund last year according to the annual report.

Prince Harry and Meghan are instead launching their own charitable organisation named Archewell.

Harry has asked his share from the year to go towards his HIV/AIDS charity Sentebale according to People magazine.

The Duke of Sussex set up this organisation with his friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in Africa.

He was inspired to launch the organisation by his mother’s work in combating AIDS.

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Princess Diana heartbreak: Harry is due to donate his share of the fund to his HIV/AIDS charity Sentebale (Image: GETTY)

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Princess Diana heartbreak: A royal insider said Diana ‘would be heartbroken’ by the royal rift (Image: GETTY)

Earlier this year when the Sussexes announced their intention to leave royal life, royal expert Jayne Fincher said Diana “would be heartbroken” by the royal split.

She told Page 6: “[Diana] would be doing everything she could to try and solve it.

“She’d be doing everything to be the peacemaker.

“She’d be shaking the boy’s heads together saying, ‘For goodness sake. What’s going on here?”

“And I think she’d be trying to make peace between the girls, too.”

Growing up, she said the two boys “did everything together…The boys have gone through so much together.”

Princess Diana as “peacemaker” would likely be devastated by further divisions between her two children.

Prince Harry acknowledged the distance between himself and his brother last year in an ITV documentary ahead.

Speaking in it to anchor Tom Bradby, Harry said: “Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under inevitably, you know, stuff happens.

“But look, we’re brothers. We’ll always be brothers.

“We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and as I know he’ll always be there for me.

“You know, we don’t see each other as much as we, as much as we used to because we’re so busy.

“But, I love him dearly and, you know, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing.

“Just as I said, as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK