Princess Diana’s sacrifice for Prince Harry after he was hospitalised revealed

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Diana, Princess of Wales holds onto Prince Harry at Highgrove Photo (C) GETTY
Diana, Princess of Wales holds onto Prince Harry at Highgrove Photo (C) GETTY

Princess Diana’s sacrifice for Prince Harry after he was hospitalised revealed

A former friend of Princess Diana’s has given a rare insight into her private devotion to her sons as a mother, revealing that the royal once spent the night on a floor in order to be close to Prince Harry, who had been hospitalised.

Princess Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry at Aberdeen airport. August 14, 1989 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry at Aberdeen airport. August 14, 1989 Photo (C) GETTY

Singer Patti Boulaye OBE, who described her friend Diana as ‘wonderful’, has revealed how when she first met the Princess of Wales, they had bonded over the stress and strain of having a son ill in hospital.

Princess Diana holds Prince Harry's hand as Prince William walks alongside (Image PA Wire)
Princess Diana holds Prince Harry’s hand as Prince William walks alongside (Image PA Wire)

At the time, Prince Harry had undergone surgery in May 1988 after being diagnosed with a minor hernia and Patti’s son Sebastian, had also been hospitalised.
Describing their very first conversation to the Mirror, Patti said: ‘I said to her – you know, I just joked – and I said, “I’m so sorry how is [Harry], because you know, it was in the paper.”‘

Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Harry carrying a plate of strawberries. 14 06 1987 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Harry carrying a plate of strawberries. 14 06 1987 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

‘And she said, “Oh, he’s good”, and she said, “Oh, I’m so tired”. I said, ‘Well, I bet you didn’t have to stay in the hospital!’.

‘She said: “Oo, oh gosh, I wouldn’t let him stay there on his own.”‘

‘I said: “You stayed at the hospital?” She said: “Yes”. And I said: “So did I”. I said: “But you didn’t sleep on the floor?” She said: “I did! They gave me a mattress”.

‘It was her decision to sleep next to him,’ Patti continued. ‘She must have been a mother and a half.’

‘It was wonderful. She was so normal. This is what I loved about her.’

Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince William accompanying Prince Harry on his first day at Mrs. Mynor's nursery school, London. 16th September 1987 Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince William accompanying Prince Harry on his first day at Mrs. Mynor’s nursery school, London. 16th September 1987 Photo (C) GETTY

Patti Smith’s revelations about Princess Diana come just days after Prince Harry spoke at an event in the USA where he described his late mother as his ‘ideal role model.’

‘I will always look up to her as my ideal role model,’ Harry said of Diana when speaking at the inaugural summit of former US president Barack Obama’s foundation. ‘Everything she did was having an impact, it was making a difference.’

William and Harry take a look at Diana’s tributes from the fans Photo (C) GETTY
William and Harry take a look at Diana’s tributes from the fans Photo (C) GETTY

Source: goodtoknow co uk

Tags: Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Diana and Harry, Hospital, Late Mother

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