Diana’s legacy

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - YOUR LETTERS - GINNY SUE

The Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge are an im­pres­sive cou­ple. After read­ing an ar­ti­cle in the June is­sue, I was so taken with Prince Wil­liam’s com­men­tary about his ‘lack of’ work ethics. His re­ply to these ac­cu­sa­tions shows ma­tu­rity, com­po­sure and wis­dom, as he ex­plained that he has to have a bal­ance in all his du­ties – as a par­ent, a prince, and a he­li­copter pi­lot.

I’ve come to re­alise that his mother Diana was quite rev­o­lu­tion­ary in so much she did – maybe not in­ten­tion­ally at first, but after hav­ing had a more nor­mal up­bring­ing than the other roy­als, she wanted her boys to ex­pe­ri­ence a life out­side the palace walls. She was brave and had fore­sight in so much that she did, sup­port­ing groups and is­sues that were not safe, warm and fuzzy and tra­di­tional, such as AIDs, home­less­ness, and land­mines. Cather­ine, the Duchess, is maybe fol­low­ing a sim­i­lar path, and she is re­ally en­dear­ing in that she wears clothes that iden­tify with the coun­tries she vis­its, such as on the re­cent visit to In­dia.

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