William And Harry Team Up For An Amazing Tribute To Diana On The 20th Anniversary Of Her Death
FaithTap Staff 7/27/2017
Considered the people's princess, the beloved Princess Diana related well to everyday folks who admired her and were intrigued by her. Her devout followers knew of her love of music, but fans are still surprised with what her precious sons are doing to honor her now.
With the anniversary looming of Princess Diana's passing, her sons Princes William and Harry have supervised the construction of a memorial at her family's estate and have participated in a couple of documentaries created about their mother and what a wonderful human being she was. Their latest memorial project, though, has been a fun one for the boys.
Princess Diana had quite the collection of soundtracks from the '80s and '90s that she listened to while working at home. Some of her favorites came from artists like George Michael, Diana Ross, Elton John, Verdi, Lionel Richie, Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo.
With an eclectic preference that ranged from pop hits to classical greats, the princes recalled their mom working at her desk and listening to the popular music. So the boys decided to recreate her work desk as part of a display at Buckingham Palace.
The princes hand picked the items to be displayed on her desk. They selected things they remember her using as she worked with the multitude of charities she enjoyed supporting. They also chose objects that represented the woman and mother they cherished.
The desk is the first time that something was created to represent Princess Diana for the palace's annual summer tour. The exhibit also features photos of the princes, a pair of Princess Diana's ballet shoes and her old school trunk inscribed with "D Spencer."
On the desk also sits a Cartier silver desk calendar engraved with her birthdate, the boys' birthdates and that of Prince Charles, and their wedding anniversary. There are other items that mean the world to Princess Diana's sons and will pique the interest of those who tour the palace and see it, noted a spokeswoman at Royal Collection Trust.
"I think people will find it personal and emotive."
Curators at the Royal Collection said that many of the objects on and around her desk were chosen by Princes Harry and William to "reflect their mother's commitment to duty and their personal memories of her." It would be intriguing to see this special exhibit up close and personal.
For those who cannot jet off to the palace to see this, fans of Princess Diana can tune in to a two-night television event produced by People and ABC honoring and highlighting Princess Diana. The Story of Diana airs Aug. 9 and Aug. 10.