Dianas Boys: William and Harry and the Mother They Loved by Christopher AndersenI usually take so much time reading a book - might take a day to read a chapter. When I do read, I only read when I feel I want to. However, its different for this book. I look forward to reading it after a days work. I read two chapters quickly before I go to sleep. I like how Andersens writing flows. As English is not my primary language, his vocabulary is easy to understand so I dont take too long like usual. I thought Im going to regret buying this book which I bought cheap in a used bookstore here in my Asian country. Its rare to find books like this, and am glad this didnt disappoint me.
My Mother Diana (Royal Family Documentary) - Timeline
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As such, she was the maternal grandmother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex , respectively second and sixth in the line of succession to the British throne. Following her divorce from Viscount Althorp in , and later Diana's death in , Shand Kydd devoted the final years of her life to Roman Catholic charity work. Her marriage to Viscount Althorp was not a happy one and, in , she left him to be with Peter Shand Kydd , an heir to a wallpaper fortune in Australia whom she had met the year before. His half-brother was the former champion amateur jockey William Shand Kydd — , who was the brother-in-law of John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan. Subsequently, she was named "the other woman" in Janet Shand Kydd's divorce action against her husband.
Plus, the queen has four grown kids, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as a sprawling tree of cousins and their progeny. With so many royals to keep track of, it can be easy to forget that that's only one half of William and Harry's family. But the expediency with which Lady Jane got there isn't particularly surprising. The Spencer side did, after all, promise to look after William and Harry in their mother's stead, to do their best to balance out the inevitable demands of royal life with the normalcy that Diana wished for them—and the brothers never forgot it. Good to have another Taurean in the family
Princess Diana's mother dead at 67 Agencies Updated: Princess Diana's mother, Frances Shand Kydd, who died Thursday aged 67 after a long illness, faced tragedy and difficulty throughout her life. Shand Kydd had been suffering from a long illness. The woman who, after Diana's marriage to the Prince of Wales looked set to be the mother of Britain's next Queen, was also twice divorced -- first leaving her husband for a married man and then being deserted herself. In the months leading up to the Princess's death, the pair were tragically not on speaking terms. When Diana died, the staunch Catholic turned to her faith for solace when forced to grieve in the glare of a media frenzy as millions mourned the Princess. She came into the aristocratic world of the royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk in Park House, in the same room where Diana was also born.
Princess Diana had a famously close relationship with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, but her relationship with her own mother, Frances Shand Kydd, was emotionally frought and very complicated. She remarried wallpaper heir Peter Shand Kydd in She said some very hurtful things, but she loved her daughter. At the hearing, Burrell reluctantly recounted the details of a phone call Diana had with her mother in June Hasnat Khan and her longtime friendship with entrepreneur, Gulu Lalvani, had asked Burrell to listen in the extension in another room.