Princess Diana was honored by her son Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, with a touching Instagram post honoring her charity and service work in Pakistan as the couple continues their royal tour of the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honored the charity work of the late Princess of Wales with a post featuring her visit in the late 1990s to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. The photo showed Diana wearing a light blue outfit with a sheer veil cascading around her shoulders while visiting an ill child in the facility. The outfit was accentuated with oversized buttons down the front and as part of the detailing around her wrists.
Diana was seen reaching out to a young patient in her never-ending quest to make a personal connection with people while still maintaining a proper royal presence.
Her insistence on touching a patient’s hand or giving them perhaps a much-needed hug earned her the title of the People’s Princess in the eyes of both her subjects and the media. Through small acts of kindness, Princess Diana helped bring the British Monarchy into modern times and helped remove the standoffish enigma many of the royals had held until she joined the clan through her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981.
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In 1996 and 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer facility located in the centre of Lahore. Over twenty years on, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the children’s ward at the hospital today to spend time with patients undergoing treatment, and speak to their families. ???? PA #RoyalVisitPakistan #Pakistan
The post also noted that 22 years later, Prince William and Kate would continue the work started by the late Princess of Wales, who died tragically in a car accident in Paris, France, in August 1997, by visiting the children’s ward of the same hospital to spend time with patients undergoing treatment and speak to their families.
For fans of the royal family, it is heartwarming to see the sons of Princess Diana and Prince Charles continue some of their late mother’s charity work.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Badshahi Mosque, the most iconic Islamic site in Lahore, set in the heart of the Walled City. The Duke and Duchess toured the mosque and courtyard, before joining a discussion with faith leaders to learn how they are promoting interfaith harmony within their communities. The couple’s visit to Badshahi sees them follow in the footsteps of The Duke’s father, The Prince of Wales @ClarenceHouse, who visited the Mosque with The Duchess of Cornwall during a tour of Pakistan in 2006, and his grandmother Her Majesty The Queen @TheRoyalFamily, who visited in 1961. ???? PA / Kensington Palace #RoyalVisitPakistan #pakistan
Prince William and Kate Middleton have toured Pakistan over the past five days.
According to a post by Town & Country Magazine, the couple’s communications secretary explained that the trip was “the most complex tour undertaken by the Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations.”
He also noted that the couple’s itinerary will “largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today, a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation.”
Just weeks ago, The Inquisitr reported that Prince Harry, during a tour of Africa with his son Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor and his wife, the former American actress Meghan Markle, visited an area that sparked international interest when his mother walked the same path in the year before her death.
Princess Diana famously walked across a live land mine field to bring awareness to the issue of anti-personnel land mines, and how they were maiming and killing innocent people who lived and worked in the area. During a visit to Angola while clad in face and chest protectors, the late princess walked the area to show the danger the devices held.
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“If an international ban on mines can be secured it means, looking far ahead, that the world may be a safer place for this generation's grandchildren.” – Princess Diana, 1997 Today in Angola The Duke of Sussex will retrace his mother’s steps to see the legacy of her work and how her connection with this community helped make the elimination of landmines a reality. In 1997 Diana Princess of Wales visited Huambo to bring global attention to the crisis of landmines and the people whose lives were being destroyed. Two decades later, the area has transformed from desolate and uninhabitable to lively and vibrant, with colleges, schools and small businesses. The Duke is humbled to be visiting a place and a community that was so special to his mother, and to recognise her tireless mission as an advocate for all those she felt needed her voice the most, even if the issue was not universally popular. Princess Diana’s visit helped change the course of history, and directly led to the Convention against Anti-Personal Landmines, also known as the Ottawa Treaty. Today, with the support of @thehalotrust, Angola now has a stated aim under the Treaty to be clear of known mines by 2025. Despite great progress, 60 million people worldwide still live in fear of landmines every day. During his visit today, The Duke will walk along the street which was once the minefield where his mother was famously pictured. #RoyalTourAfrica #RoyalVisitAngola Photo©️PA
The brothers, while at this point in their lives are on separate paths as they grow their own families and continue their work for the monarchy, continue to honor their mother daily in their own ways and in their public service for the queen.