Prince William Remembers Princess Diana: Anniversary of Her Death

Flashback to Prince William's 2009 discussion of his mother's death
September 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Prince William visited Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, on August 31, the 16th anniversary of his mother’s death, sources told the Daily Express on Monday. 

The Express reports that it was “a chance to sit around a table and swap favourite reminiscences about her.”

Prince William and his wife, Kate, were seen with their baby, George, boarding a helicopter at Belton Woods country club near Lady Sarah’s home, reports the Express. 

It is unclear whether Prince Harry was also there. Prince William was 15 when his mother died, and Prince Harry was 11. William spoke for the first time about his grief in 2009. 

He wrote in the Daily Mail: “Initially, there is a sense of profound shock and disbelief that this could ever happen to you. Real grief often does not hit home until much later. For many it is a grief never entirely lost. Life is altered as you know it, and not a day goes past without you thinking about the one you have lost.”