Prince William to recall mom Princess Diana in his first act as King

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The future king had a hard time keeping a straight face at another Sovereign's Parade later that year in 2006

By Express UK

PRINCE William will remember his mother Princess Diana in his first act as king, according to a former royal insider.

Prince William is second in line to the throne, after his father Prince Charles.

In recent years he has become a full-time royal, leaving the Air Ambulance Service in July 2017 to concentrate on his duties.

Last month, it was revealed how the Cambridge family will be establishing a separate royal household from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as Prince William steps up his commitments as a senior royal.

Former royal butler Paul Burrell sheds some light on what he thinks will be the future king’s first act in 2017 Amazon Prime documentary “The Diana Story”.

Burrell joined Princess Diana’s household in 1987, after leaving the Queen’s service as footman, and was involved in the day-to-day care of the young Princes.

He reveals: “One day when William is king, the first thing he’ll do is restore his mother’s titles.”

Diana’s title of Her Royal Highness was bestowed on her when she married Prince Charles in 1981.

When the royal couple finalised their divorce in 1996, there was speculation about whether Diana would be allowed to retain the HRH honorific.

Whereas the Queen was reportedly happy for Diana to keep the title, Prince Charles moved to block it.

If William restores his mother’s title, it will “raise her into the position which she should have been raised to 20 years ago,” Burrell says.

Earlier in the documentary he notes that when Princess Diana was laid to rest on her family’s estate in the grounds of Althorp House, the plaque on her coffin read “Diana Princess of Wales”.

Burrell felt that Diana’s Her Royal Highness title should have been restored then.

“Why couldn’t they, in the last moment, have given her back her title? It wouldn’t have hurt anyone,” he says.

Burrell has previously written about the young Prince William’s heart-breaking promise made to his mother when he was 14 years old.

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