Prince William remembers the moment he learned of mum Princess Diana’s death
Prince William spoke about how special Scotland was to him and recalled receiving some of the most devastating news of his life in the country.
During his address to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Saturday, the Duke of Cambridge recalled his childhood memories in Scotland, which he said were important to many members of the royal family .
“Besides listening to this week, there is something I want to tell you. Scotland is extremely important to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I have been coming to Scotland since I was little,” Prince William was cited by Page six as saying. “Growing up, I saw how much my grandmother relished every minute she spent here. And my father is never happier than walking in the hills.
Prince William also recalled learning of the death of his mother, Princess Diana, while on vacation in Balmoral, describing it as his “saddest memory”.
“In short, Scotland is the source of some of my fondest memories. But also, my saddest. I was at Balmoral when I was told my mother had passed,” he said.
Still in shock, I found refuge in the service at Crathie Kirk that very morning. And in the dark days of grief that followed, I found solace and solace in the Scottish outdoors. As a result, the bond how I feel with Scotland will forever run deep, ”he recalls.
But the future king has said he will be forever grateful that Scotland reunited him with his now wife, Kate Middleton.
“And yet, beside this painful memory, there is a great joy. Because it is here in Scotland – 20 years ago this year – that I met Catherine for the first time”, he said. -he adds.
This week, Prince William and Prince harry received letters of apology from the BBC after an independent investigation revealed journalist Martin Bashir used forgery and deception to land his 1995 “Panorama” interview with Princess Diana.
In his statement after the report was released, Prince William criticized the BBC for its role in the death of Princess Diana, whose life he said was damaged by the interview.
The broadcaster “has made sinister and false statements about the royal family playing on their fears and fueling paranoia,” Prince William said in a statement. video statement.
He also alleged that the interview had helped “to worsen my parents’ relationship and had since injured countless other people”.
“I firmly believe that this Panorama program has no legitimacy and should never be broadcast again. It has indeed established a false narrative which, for over a quarter of a century, has been marketed by the BBC and others. “, does he have added.