The Special Way Prince William & Prince Harry Will Honor Mom Diana on Her Birthday

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With the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death approaching on August 31, Prince William, Prince Harry, and the rest of the royal family are preparing for numerous dedications and memorials in honor of their mother. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry will be attending the gravesite of Diana on what would have been her 56th birthday July 1. Other members of the royal family, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will be in attendance as well. 


The service will take place this Saturday at the island on the Oval Lake outside Althorp House for a rededication of Diana's grave. It will be a private service with only members of the royal family, as well as Diana's family. After her funeral at Westminster Abbey in London 20 years ago, Diana's casket was driven to Althorp for its burial. She was laid to rest there during a private ceremony that was witnessed only by her family, senior members of the royal family, and a few close staffers.

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"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend a private service to re-dedicate the grave of Diana, Princess of Wales at Althorp House on Saturday 1 July," a Kensington Palace spokesperson recently said. "The service, which will fall on what would have been The Princess’s birthday, will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by her family."

Princess Charlotte is still a little young, but now that George is almost 4, he's old enough to understand a few things about the death of his father's mother. And no doubt, over the years, both of William's children will become intimately familiar with the woman who would have been their grandmother -- particularly after the statue of Diana is erected at Kensington Palace. 

The upcoming months are likely to be difficult for William and Harry. Thankfully, they have each other, and of course, the children, who are always a ray of light during times like these.

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