A simple reminder never to take the physical presence of our mothers for granted.

Via elephant journal
on May 8, 2011
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Prince William & Prince Harry remember Princess Diana, their mother.

Moving, eloquent, simple—and applicable to all of us who might ever take the physical presence of our mothers for granted.

Same speech, with photos:


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3 Responses to “A simple reminder never to take the physical presence of our mothers for granted.”

  1. Beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing.

  2. elephantjournal says:

    Lisa Nevar-Landsmann How lovely.
    6 hours ago · LikeUnlike
    R Aimée Cruz-Báez Beautiful!! I loved to see how happy she was to be her boys!!!
    6 hours ago · LikeUnlike
    F Hampton Bumgarner this photo encapsulates her REAL legacy….
    2 hours ago · LikeUnlike
    Adele Tomlin
    I don't wish to offend anyone, but I don't think Princess Diana (and most celebrities) are good role models as mothers at all. The Royal Family have NEVER looked after their own children in the way that most mothers do. They always use nann…ies and paid help and send their children to boarding schools from a very young age. Its troubling that the mainstream media focuses on these women as if they are amazing mothers, when really its just because they physically look good. However, most of these women have never known what it is like to breastfeed a child for two years, to get up through the night to comfort a crying a baby, to change nappies 24/7, to be in a supermarket when they have a screaming tantrum, to wash, clothe and bathe them daily. Motherhood (done well) is damn hard, tiring and endless work and just because someone looks physically good does not mean they are a good mother at all. In fact, often it means the opposite. If they're spending a lot of time and money on looking good, it means they're hardly spending any time with their children at all.We're trully living in Orwellian time. What is true is false and vice versa.

    In fact, the reason why Prince William and Harry were not as grief-stricken when Diana died, as most children would be if they lost their mother/main carer, was because they did not have a close relationship with her at all. They were cared for the majority of time by nannies since they were born and sent to boarding school at a very young age.

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