A photo of Princess Diana and Prince William sharing a moment of intimacy has gone viral on social media, where many users have expressed nostalgia for the late royal.
The Princess of Wales, who died in a tragic accident in 1997, was one of the most portrayed public figures of her time, both for her role as consort to the heir to the British throne and for her humanitarian work and iconic style.
Princess Diana and Prince William viral photo
Among the many images documenting her life, there are some that show a more personal and maternal side, like the one that recently resurfaced on X.
In the picture, Diana is seen embracing her eldest son, Prince William, who appears to be crying.
The scene corresponds to a day when William, then 8 years old, participated in a soccer game with his schoolmates.
According to some media, the reason for his crying was not the defeat of his team, but a scolding from his mother for misbehaving during the game.
Despite the anecdote, the image reflects the affection and complicity that existed between Diana and her children, something that has remained alive in the collective memory.
Indeed, many years later, Prince William made a gesture similar to his mother’s when he embraced the players of the women’s national soccer team after their triumph at Euro 2022. On this particular occasion, there was no reprimand.
Rarely seen picture of Princess Diana comforting her 8- year-old son,Prince William, who was crying after his football team lost during a school sport day in 1990. pic.twitter.com/VLGJrFqa9J
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