‘William’s alright’ Princess Diana gave sweet nod of approval to Duke taking over throne


DIANA, the late Princess of Wales said that her eldest son Prince William would be “alright” despite the “burden of kingship on his shoulders”, a former royal correspondent claimed.

“He was a troubled young man, of course, with his parents’ marriage breaking up before his eyes”.

The royal expert claimed that she used to speak to the late Princess sometimes “about the boys and bringing them up”.

She said: “I remember one thing she said about William.

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Prince William is Diana’s eldest son (Image: GETTY)

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The late Princess Diana with a young William and Harry (Image: PA)

“She said that the burden of kingship weighed heavily on his shoulders but she thought he was going to be alright.

“Those were her words, William’s alright and the country is very lucky to have William”.

She continued: “It was a simple sentence but you know, I think it’s true.

“We are lucky to have him”.

Prince William, who turns 40 on Tuesday, is currently second in line to the throne.

William was 15 when his mother tragically died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. His younger brother was just 12.

Growing up, Prince William, though young, was his mother Princess Diana’s “most trusted confidante”, claimed Piers Morgan in an upcoming book by royal author Tina Brown.

According to Tina Brown, author of The Palace Papers, Harry “idolised Diana” but, being slightly older, William “understood” their mother more.

As a teenager, William was aware of Diana’s press strategy, but struggled with the publicity of his mother’s private life.

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Diana pictured with William as a baby (Image: GETTY)

In 1996, William sat in on Piers Morgan’s interview with Diana.

Ms Brown, retelling an anecdote from Mr Morgan’s own book, describes how William had a picture of Carling’s wife, Julia, on his dartboard at Eton.


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