13 Times Princess Diana Said Exactly What Every Mother Is Thinking

Revisiting Princess Diana's thoughts on motherhood and the lessons she wanted to pass down to her sons Prince William and Prince Harry

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"I don't go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head."

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"I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings, and in their public duties."

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"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."

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Royalty - Prince Harry at Wetherby School - Notting Hill, London

"Family is the most important thing in the world."

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"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."

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"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children."

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"I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress and their hopes and dreams."

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Diana, William & Harry At Thorpe Park
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"I don't want expensive gifts; I don't want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure."

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"Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back."

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"I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support."

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"If you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it, and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it."

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Diana, William & Harry At Thorpe Park
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"Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves."

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"Don't call me an icon. I'm just a mother trying to help."

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