In Memoriam to
Keeping the memory alive
Many years ago Julia Gayle met Prince Charles and consequently took a keen interest in the
British Monarchy. In so doing she became interested in the wonderful work undertaken by the
late Princess Diana. This great work inspired Julia to find more charity events to support as well
as organizing visits to meet and where appropriate entertain sick children in hospitals in an effort
to bring smiles back onto the youngster's faces.
If you would like to add your own short tribute about Princess Diana to this web page please send
me an e-mail via the contact us page at the end of the website and I will endeavour to add your
words of tribute for others to read. It is our way of giving heartfelt thanks to a remarkable person.
Although the Princess was often deeply unhappy in her own private life, she would daily
cheer up others, bringing deep comfort to people's suffering. As a kindergarten teacher
she had a particular affinity with children and after her marriage to Prince Charles she
tirelessly supported children's charities in many different ways.
Princess Diana allegedly was on the brink of re-locating to Southern California when the
tragic accident in Paris happened. She loved the American people who always made her
feel so welcome and she had hoped to continue her humanitarian work in the United States.
Let us not forget the thoroughly kind and thoughtful person who touched all our lives with
her wonderful work and who deeply loved her sons Princes William and Harry.
U.S. President Bill Clinton
"We admired her work for children,
for people with AIDS, for the cause
of ending the scourge of land
mines in the world, and for her love
for her children, William and Harry."
Words of Comfort, Joy and Wisdom from Our Queen Of Hearts
(The following contains the words The Princess Of wales spoke about her life, her sons and her beliefs)
"I want to walk into a room, be it a hospice for the dying or a hospital for sick children, and feel that I am
needed. I want to do, not just to be."
(Diana talking to friends 1993)
"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day
someone might do the same for you"
(Diana quoted by friends, 1993)
"The people who I care about are the people out there on the street. I can identify with them."
(Diana talking to friends, 1996)
"Call me Diana, not Princess Diana"
(Diana to hospital patients and on charity visits on many occasions)
"Whoever is in distress can call me. I will come running wherever
(Diana quoted by charity workers, 1996)
"I live for my sons... I would be lost without them."
(Diana speaking to friends, 1994)
"I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions,
their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams."
(Diana in the Panorama TV interview, 1995)
"The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult
periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey."
(Diana talking to a group of women, 1993)
William and I can separate life into two parts. There were those years when we were blessed with the physical presence beside us
of both our mother and father.
And then there are the 10 years since our mother's death. When she was alive we completely took for granted her unrivalled love
of life, laughter, fun and folly. She was our guardian, friend, and protector.
She never once allowed her unfaltering love for us to go unspoken or undemonstrated.
She will always be remembered for her amazing public work. But behind the media glare, to us, just two loving children, she was
quite simply the best mother in the world.
We would say that wouldn't we. But we miss her.
She kissed us last thing at night. Her beaming smile greeted us from school. She laughed hysterically and uncontrollably when
sharing something silly she might have said or done that day. She encouraged us when we were nervous or unsure.
She -- like our father -- was determined to provide us with a stable and secure childhood.
To lose a parent so suddenly at such a young age -- as others have experienced -- is indescribably shocking and sad. It was an
event which changed our lives forever, as it must have done for everyone who lost someone that night.
But what is far more important to us now, and into the future, is that we remember our mother as she would have wished to be
remembered -- as she was: fun-loving, generous, down-to-earth, and entirely genuine.
|In memoriam to the late Princess Diana
|Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta
|Princess Diana meeting Mother Theresa
Photos (Right and below)
Princes William and Harry
The love and compassion that she showed the world will live on and never be forgotten.
Most of all she will be remembered as the "People's Princess" and the Princess that went
out to the people and was not afraid to help others in need. I believe that we should look at
Princess Diana as a role model. She would be an ideal role model because she did what no
one else would do. She helped worldly causes that were imporant to her.