The couple apparently laid flowers on the grave of Diana, situated on a secluded island in the Althorp estate of her family. Clarence House refused to conform or deny the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton had visited Diana’s grave, considering it as a private matter. The island is rarely open to the public and press and photographers have been banned from there.
It is known that Prince William was very close to his mother and very protective of her, especially after his parents divorced. He had said openly that his mother was very much in his mind at this special time. And of course, the engagement ring that William gave Kate is the actual engagement ring that Prince Charles gave Diana at their engagement.
There is just over a week to go now until the Royal Wedding, and commemorative stamps have been issued to mark the event. They feature the engagement photographs of Prince William and Kate Middleton taken by Mario Testino. They are available from Post Office branches across the UK.
Even a special brand of ale has been created just for the occasion. London brewer Fuller, Smith and Turner, produced the Royal Wedding Celebration Ale, available from today (April 21).
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been affected by the special occasion. He had said that he would shun a tail coat in favour of his lounge suit – but now will now wear a formal morning suit.
“The Royal wedding is rather exceptional he will be wearing tails” his spokesman said.
So have you made plans for April 29? Will you be tuning in to watch the Royal Wedding?