New Photo of Princess Diana and Her Sons
Prince William honored his mom’s legacy by returning to one of their favorite charities, the Passage, a homeless outreach program in London, on Friday. But the visit became even more touching when the homeless center performed an unexpected gesture.
The Duke of Cambridge received a candid photograph of Princess Diana and her two sons taken at the Passage more than 20 years ago. And the picture totally embodies Diana’s giving spirit:
Prince William had never seen the portrait before, so he must have been especially touched to have a new memento of his mom. He told the staff that he remembered that day, including the (adorable!) shirts he and Prince Harry were wearing. Princess Diana first brought her sons to the Passage in 1993, and the trio returned a year later. She died only three years after that picture was taken.
“When he was a child he came with Harry–Princess Diana brought him,” former nurse Iris Moore told People. The 87-year-old volunteer was there for the 1994 visit, and remembered how the royals interacted with the shelter’s residents. “She wanted him to see how the other half lives. It was a nice afternoon. She sat with all the homeless and the two boys. They were a little bit shy.”
HRH is presented with a framed photograph taken during a private visit to The Passage with his mother and brother in 1994. The Duke of Cambridge visited today to see how the charity, which is the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless people, continues to encourage, inspire and challenge people to make lasting and long-term changes to their lives.
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Prince William returned to the Passage a third time last week to reopen their newly-renovated center, but he’s contributed to one of Diana’s favorite causes for years. The future king also frequently partners with Centrepoint, a group that focuses on helping homeless youth.