April 21, 2016
The Duke of Cambridge has honored Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th anniversary for giving him comfort after the loss of his mother Princess Diana of Wales back in 1997.
“She’s been a very strong female influence,” Prince William said on Sky News. “And having lost my mother at a young age, it’s been particularly important to me that I’ve had somebody like the Queen to look up to and who’s been there and who has understood some of the more, um, complex issues when you lose a loved one.”
Diana died in 1997 in a Paris automobile crash.
William also recalled an incident when his grandmother chastised him when he got into trouble with his cousins Peter and Zara Phillips while driving an all-terrain bike in Scotland.