To lose a parent at any age is an emotional journey ... to lose a parent while still a child is even more so. Ten years after her death, Princess Diana was remembered at a Thanksgiving service in London today by the high and powerful of Great Britain ... but the most touching was to hear her remembered by her sons.
Through the eyes of her children, Prince Harry spoke on behalf of himself and his brother, Prince William, in a remembrance of their mother....
She was our guardian, our friend, and our protector ... she encouraged us when we were nervous or unsure. ... To lose a parent so suddently at such a young age ... was shocking inside. It was an event that changed our lives forever.
We think of her every day and laugh together at all the memories ... she was fun-loving, generous, and down-to-earth. ... she was, quite simply, the best mother in the world.
--Prince Harry, son of Princess Diana
August 31, 2007