Prince William: "I wish my mother could have been at my wedding"
It was a day which was watched by two billion people around the world, but Prince William wishes one special person could have been there to see him wed Kate Middleton.
The 29-year-old royal thinks it’s sad his late mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, was not there to see him get married to his girlfriend of 10 years in April 2011.
“I sort of prepared myself beforehand,” he said in new ABC documentary ‘The Real Queen By Her Own Royal Family’ to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. “But it’s the one time since she’s died where I’ve thought to myself it would be fantastic if she was here, and just how sad really for her, more than anything, not being able to see it.”
The interview hits screens tonight (May 29) and the prince is also expected to answer questions about his first year of married life with Kate, 30, while Prince Harry, 27, Prince Andrew, 52, Princess Beatrice, 23, and Princess Eugenie, 22, will also feature on the show.
William proposed to Kate in November 2010 with a stunning blue sapphire and diamond ring that Princess Diana Chose for her own engagement to Prince Charles in 1981.
The royal admitted giving his future bride his late mother’s priceless band was his way of including Diana in the wedding.
“It’s very special to me. As Kate’s very special to me now, it was right to put the two together,” William said in a BBC interview to mark his engagement in 2010. “It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.”
BY LOUISE SAUNDERS / STARLOUNGE