The tragic news has just reached us that Prince Harry's godmother has suddenly passed away.
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The heartbreaking news comes just days after the news of Meghan Markle's miscarriage.And is sure to have been yet another heartwrenching blow for the family.
Harry is already said to have reached out to the children of his Godmother.As more details surface surrounding her tragic passing.
Now, Prince Harry is the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.And he is the currently sixth in line of succession to the British throne.
Both William and Harry began accompanying their parents on official visits at an early age.And often, it was considered against royal convention. For instance, in 1983, William accompanied them on a tour to Australia and New Zealand, a decision made by his mom, Diana. At the time, the move was considered to be unconventional because the first- and second-in-line to the throne would be traveling together, and because of William’s young age.
Diana wanted Harry and his older brother William to have more experiences than are usual for royal children.Diana notably took her sons to Walt Disney World and McDonald’s, as well as AIDS clinics, and homeless shelters. She even bought them items typically owned by teenagers, such as video games.
But, on 31 August 1997, tragedy struck.The car that Diana was traveling in through the Pont L’Alma tunnel in Paris suffered a horrendous crash. Diana was taken to the nearby Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The exact cause of the crash has long been up for debate, with some questioning the sobriety of the driver, and others blaming the irresponsible driving of paparazzi photographers.
William and Harry were left without their mother.Over the years, as the boys have grown into men, William and Harry have ensured Diana’s memory hasn’t been forgotten, and regularly speak fondly of their late mom, who would have now been a grandma to 4 grandchildren.
Harry now has a family of his own.In 2018, he married Meghan Markle, and the rest is history.
Meg and Harry met on a blind date.
And, in 2017, after a couple of months of privacy...
Meghan was instantly catapulted into the royal spotlight.
via: GettyThough she was already pretty well known for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits, the California-born actress was thrown into levels of fame that she had never experienced before.
The world quickly became Meghan and Harry obsessed.
via: GettyAnd people were delighted to hear the news of their engagement later that year.
And, not ones to waste any time...
via: GettyThe couple officially tied the knot in May 2018 and shortly after, had their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
They make for the cutest little family.But things haven't been as rosy and smooth-sailing as they have been appearing.
Meghan hasn't had the easiest time...
via: ShutterstockJoining the British royal family was never going to be an easy transition, given that a person has to give up their entire life in order to be a part of the monarchy. But Meghan's experience has been especially difficult.
Many dedicated royalists weren't happy to see an American woman of color in the monarchy...
She has also been relentlessly attacked by the press...
To the point where Kensington Palace was forced to issue a statement, pleading for the press and the public alike to take a step back when it comes to their scathing reporting and bombardment of Meghan. And until this day, this hasn't stopped.
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Ma… https://t.co/6KgnuDlXOk— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)1478599888.0
But, this year, the couple have seemingly had enough of the harassment and the criticism...
via: GettyBecause they announced earlier this year that they would be officially stepping down as senior members of the royal family.
They made the announcement on their joint Instagram page, Sussex Royal.
The couple plan on providing a more "normal" upbringing for Archie...
via: InstagramAnd announced that they will be splitting their time between the U.K. and North America. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity," they wrote.
Since her and Harry's sudden move to Los Angeles...
But the family suffered a heartbreak over the summer.Last month, Meghan revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage back in July in an emotional essay for the New York Times.
And now, they have suffered another devastating blow.Harry's godmother, Lady Celia Vestey, has sadly passed away.
Tributes have come pouring in...
@DailyMailUK My heartfelt condolences to the family.— Liberty. (@Liberty.)1606833184.0