Prince William’s tear-inducing promise to Diana after divorce – ‘Don’t worry, mum’


PRINCE WILLIAM made a promise that reduced his mother to tears after she divorced his father Prince Charles, according to Diana’s ex-butler.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, told his mother he would restore her Royal titles after she finalised her divorce with Prince Charles in 1996. While the couple had separated four years prior, in 1992, their divorce led to one big change for Lady Diana.

Diana became ‘HRH The Princess of Wales’ after she tied the knot with Prince Charles in July 1981.

But a former butler to the People’s Princess claimed her eldest son’s commitment to return the HRH title reduced her to tears.

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Prince William (Image: PA)

Charles and Diana wedding 1981

Charles and Diana wedding 1981 (Image: PA)

According to The Mirror, Queen Elizabeth II was happy for Diana to retain her titles.

However, Prince Charles was said to have insisted they were removed.

Diana then became known only as ‘Diana, Princess of Wales’.

Lady Diana

Lady Diana (Image: PA)

Royal Family

Royal Family (Image: Express)

The change meant friends and staff would no longer be obligated to curtsy or bow for Diana.

It also meant she would have to curtsy for members of The Firm, including her ex-husband.

Lady Diana was allowed to keep her apartments in Kensington Palace and received a substantial sum in the divorce settlement.

Diana, Harry, William and Charles

Diana, Harry, William and Charles (Image: PA)

However, William was unable to restore Diana’s titles as she tragically passed away the following year.

Diana died at the age of just 36 in August 1997 when she was involved in a car crash in Paris.


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