Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, almost 25 years ago, and sadly, Prince William and Prince Harry’s children never had the chance to meet their paternal grandmother, but of course they know who she is and refer to her by different names.
The Duke of Sussex revealed on his Apple TV+ series, The Me You Can’t See, that one of his son Archie Harrison’s first words was “grandma.” “I’ve got a photo up in his nursery and it was one of the first words that he said, apart from ‘mama,’ ‘papa,’ it was then ‘grandma.’ ‘Grandma Diana,’” Harry said.
“It’s the sweetest thing, but at the same time, it makes me really sad because she should be here,” he continued. While Archie calls the Princess of Wales “Grandma Diana,” the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children refer to her as “Granny Diana.”
Every Mother’s Day, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis make cards for their father remembering Princess Diana. “Dear Granny Diana,” Princess Charlotte wrote in her 2021 card. “I am thinking of you on Mother’s Day. I love you very much. Papa is missing you. Lots of love Charlotte.”