Wednesday 13 December 2017

Kate Middleton and Prince William to keep Princess Diana's legacy alive with 'hope chest' for George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their visit to the XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for her visit to the XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate, Sydenham, London
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey
Princess Diana in Cardiff with her son Prince William at his first official engagement for St. David's Day on March 1, 1991. (Photo by Georges DeKeerle/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton and Prince William are planning on keeping Princess Diana's memory alive with a beautiful gift for her grandchildren.

The royal couple are expecting their second child together later this month, rumoured to be a baby girl.

And while the Duchess of Cambridge never met her husband's late mother, who died in Paris in 1997, it's reported that she wants to ensure her children know who their grandmother was.

It's believed the pair are gathering a 'hope chest' for Prince George (21 months) and his soon-to-be born sibling.

Prince William and Kate Middleton holding Prince George after his Christening
Prince William and Kate Middleton holding Prince George after his Christening

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“It’s kind of like a dowry or hope chest and has things in there that the boys have kept from when their mother was alive,” a source exclusively told OKMagazine.com.

“She’s still her babies’ grandmother and wants them to understand just how special she was to the world."

The gift is said to include jewellery and photos belonging to the late Princess.

Princess Diana in Cardiff with her son Prince William at his first official engagement for St. David's Day on March 1, 1991. (Photo by Georges DeKeerle/Getty Images)
Princess Diana in Cardiff with her son Prince William at his first official engagement for St. David's Day on March 1, 1991. (Photo by Georges DeKeerle/Getty Images)

The website adds that the future King of England never saw his mother as a royal growing up, "she was just his mom, and she adored him and his brother. He had such a happy childhood, and that was all due to her.”

The young royals are said to be expecting their second child on April 25th.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey

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