Princess Diana doubtless had her detractors within the royal family. But even those critics would probably now concede that she was a very good mother. She was mom to Prince William and Prince Harry, and they’ve always talked of their late parent in glowing terms. There’s no doubt, then, that she was utterly devoted to her children. Yet did she give one of them more attention than the other?
Good mothers do, of course, never have favorites. But in the decades since her death lots of information has surfaced about the relationships that Diana had with her sons. And it seems that while she may have treated them with equal love, this was expressed quite differently. People who knew her, you see, have claimed that she was in fact more demonstrative towards Harry.
Diana sadly passed away in 1997, leaving both her sons bereft. Harry has subsequently talked a lot to the media about the mental health issues he has faced as a result of that trauma. And before she died, Diana had spoken quite openly to individuals about how she raised her sons in slightly different ways. What’s more, she also revealed her precise reasoning for doing so.