Princess Diana would have given Kate touching advice over protocol: ‘Would have loved her’

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PRINCESS DIANA would have advised Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on protocols and on doing “what she thought was right”, one of the late royal’s confidantes believes.

Princess Diana and Kate would have enjoyed each other’s company, according to the late Princess of Wales’ confidante and healer Simone Simmons. Had she been alive to meet her firstborn’s wife, Diana would have also shown her the ropes and given advice on how to navigate the Firm, the insider added.

In particular, she would have advised Kate on how to behave when it comes to royal protocol, the confidante believes.

Ms Simmons told the Daily Mail: “Diana would have loved Kate because she is down to earth and she understands William inside out.

“When they look at each other, you get the sense of a million words passing between them.

“I’m sure Diana and Kate would have been firm friends.

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Princess Diana and Kate would have been close, a friend of the late princess believes (Image: GETTY)

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Prince William speaks about Princess Diana to his children (Image: GETTY)

“I can see them going out together, having a giggle and enjoying each other’s company.

“Like William, Kate has a great sense of humour.

“She’d have explained that the Royal Family is not always easy to get along with and when it comes to protocols, she should do what she thought was right as well as what was expected of her.

“I believe that’s what Kate has done.”

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Kate and Prince William got married in 2011 (Image: GETTY)

Ms Simmons became a friend of Princess Diana after they met at alternative medicine centre The Hale Clinic.

Diana, who would have turned 60 in July 2021, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Prince William met Kate at St Andrews University in 2001, and is believed to have started dating her only months later after developing a strong friendship with her.

Both Kate and Prince William are making sure their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis grow up knowing about the late Princess of Wale.

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Kate on her wedding day (Image: GETTY)

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Kate and Prince William met in 2001 (Image: GETTY)

Appearing on the 2017 documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, the Duke of Cambridge said he wants his children to “know who she was and that she existed”.

He described how he “constantly” talks to them “about Granny Diana” at bedtime.

This allows them to know there are “two grandmothers in their lives”, William poignantly said at the time.

He added: “We’ve got more photos up around the house now of her and we talk about her a bit.”

Prince William’s words on Diana have clearly already made an impact on his two elder children.

On Mother’s Day last year, Kensington Palace shared cards made by George and Charlotte for their “Granny Diana”.

On her card, Princess Charlotte drew a colourful heart surrounded by adorable stickers on a pink paper and wrote: “Dear Granny Diana,

“I am thinking of you on Mother’s Day. I love you very much. Papa is missing you.”

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Princess Diana with her sons William and Harry (Image: GETTY)

The princess signed her card off writing: “Lots of love Charlotte”.

Similarly, Prince George penned another message on a green piece of paper.

It read: “Dear Granny Diana, Happy happy Mother’s Day.

“I love you very much and think of you always.

“Sending lots of love from George.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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