Diana’s touching request for when Prince Harry turned 30 revealed

Princess Diana. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)
Princess Diana. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Her sons were always on her mind.

The will of Princess Diana contained a tear-jerker request for when her youngest son, Prince Harry, turned 30.

The 'People's Princess', as she was affectionately known, died tragically in a car accident in Paris in 1997.

According to the Mirror, several years before she died Diana wrote out a number of final wishes, including what her sons William and Harry should receive in the event of her passing.

Included among those gifts were the Princess of Wales' iconic 1981 wedding gown, which her son Harry was to receive on his 30th birthday.

The dress created by designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel caused a sensation when Diana married Prince Charles in July 1981.

The document with her wishes was signed by Diana in 1993, but was amended and resigned in 1996.

Princess Diana

Diana wanted the bulk of her estate to be placed in a trust, which she requested William and Harry be allowed access to when they turn 25, reports Express.

However, it was not to be as Diana’s mother and sister were allowed by the court to change details of her will following her death.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Instead of the princes having access to the estate at 25, it was changed to when they reached the age of 30.

The remainder of her estate was distributed among her 17 godchildren and a sum of £50 000 (now about R970 000) went to her butler Paul Burrell.

(Source: Mirror, Express)

(Photos: Getty Images) 

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