We all know Princess Diana was famously protective of her boys, Prince William and Prince Harry. So, it really doesn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that nurturing instinct extended to her nieces and nephews as well.
Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza Spencer, the twin daughters of Diana’s brother Charles, recently opened up about their aunt in an interview with UK magazine Tatler. Although they were both just five years old when Diana tragically passed away, they still remember her as “incredibly warm, maternal, and loving.”
Eliza elaborated, “She always made an effort to connect with us as children and had a talent for reading children’s hearts.” She specifically remembered Diana helping them all feel safe on a family beach trip after a member of the paparazzi got too close for comfort. Instead of feeding into any potential fears, the doting aunt distracted the little ones with something fun.
“Obviously it could have been quite terrifying for us, being so young and not understanding what was happening,” she explained. “But [Diana] turned it into a game of who could get back to the car first. It was amazing how she protected us in a way that made us feel safe and not frightened. We had no idea what she was doing at the time.”
Of course, this is just another in a long list of stories about Diana’s natural intuition for helping others. We’re sure both Eliza and Amelia, along with all of the princess’s nieces and nephews, have many similar fond memories of their aunt despite the short time they were able to spend together.
The twins have also certainly inherited some of Diana’s beautiful looks, as you can see in the cover photo for the interview below:
We can definitely see the same Spencer genes that Diana was so famous for! And we’re sure that if Diana were still alive today, she’d be just as close and caring an aunt to them as ever.