Kate Middleton was just a 15-year-old school girl when her future husband's mother, Princess Diana, died tragically in a Paris car crash. However, although his fiancee and mother will never get to meet, Prince William reportedly took Kate to visit his Diana's grave, just days before their April 29th wedding.
According to the Daily Mirror, the couple took a boat to the tiny island where Diana is buried and held hands as they walked around the Althorp Estate during the "emotional" visit. After paying their respects, they reportedly laid flowers down on Diana's grave.
"It was very important for William to take Kate to visit his mum just before their wedding day...Diana is still a huge part of her boys' everyday life and always will be," said a source to the newspaper.
Having given Kate his mother's engagement ring, it makes sense that William would want to include Diana in some way during the wedding, and, according to British People Magazine, will even give an emotional tribute to his mother during the reception.
Said a Buckingham Palace source: "Guests at the Buckingham Palace reception will be moved to tears – it will be the most emotional speech he has ever made...He will say, 'My dear mother is here in spirit and would be so proud of Catherine today.' He'll say never a day goes by without him thinking of Diana, whose greatest wish would be for him to find happiness with a woman he truly loved. William will also say Catherine has many of Diana's qualities, particularly her kindness and time for others."
There's no doubt that Princess Diana would have been very proud to have seen her first-born walk down the aisle to such a lovely girl.