The Sweet Way Prince Harry Just Honored Princess Diana

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Prince Harry laid flowers at Princess Diana's grave on Mother's Day in the UK on Sunday, March 14. News of the heartwarming tribute emerged from royal reporter and co-author of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, Omid Scobie, who tweeted that the Duke of Sussex had arranged for flowers to be placed at the grave of his late mother "on the Spencer family estate in Althorp, Northamptonshire." 

As Page Six reports, Harry was just 12 years-old when the Princess of Wales tragically lost her life in a car accident in 1997. Following her untimely death, Diana was laid to rest on a private island in the middle of a lake at a Spencer family-owned estate in England. Per the Independent, the Duke of Sussex recently discussed his late mother in a bombshell tell-all interview fronted by Oprah Winfrey. In the CBS special, Harry revealed that he and wife Meghan Markle are using "what his mother left him" to stay afloat financially, after retreating from royal duties in early 2020. 

Later in the interview, the Duke also reflected on the intense scrutiny his mother had also experienced. "I can't begin to imagine what it must've been like for [my mother] going through this process by herself all those years ago," he added.

Prince William also paid a Mother's Day tribute to Diana

Prince Harry wasn't the only royal to pay tribute to Princess Diana on UK Mother's Day. As Sky News reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, each wrote an adorable Mother's Day message to their "Granny Diana." 

On the hand-written Mother's Day cards shared across Prince William and Kate Middleton's social media on Sunday, March 14, seven year-old Prince George wrote, "Dear Granny Diana, Happy, happy mothers day. I love you very much and think of you always, Sending lots of love from George." Elsewhere, five year-old Princess Charlotte wrote, "Dear Granny Diana I am thinking of you on Mother's Day. I love you very much. Papa is missing you. Lots of love Charlotte.," while the youngest of the siblings, Prince Louis, painted a huge heart complete with some adorable animal stickers (via Sky News).

Per iNews, Kensington Palace also released an official Mother's Day statement, which noted the occasion "will be different once again" this year. "Many of us will be apart from our loved ones, but looking forward to a time in the not too distant future when we can give our mother a hug again," the statement read.