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The Princess of Wales leaving Wetherby School with Prince William after dropping off her younger son, Prince Harry. (Photo by Adam Butler - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

It’s been nearly 21 years since Princess Diana passed away, but she is still missed by millions of people all over the globe. Nobody misses her more than her beloved sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Now, the huge sacrifice that Diana made for her sons during her lifetime has been revealed, and it shows exactly what kind of mother she really was.

The U.K. Express reported that in secret interviews, Diana opened up about how she was always uncomfortable in “the system,” which is the term she used to describe the strict British royal family. However, despite the fact that the restrictions that were placed on her as a royal were hard for her to handle, Diana refused to abandon them for one powerful reason.

“I am altering it for him, William, but in a subtle way,” Diana said in the secret 1991 interview. “Through William learning what I do and his father, to a certain extent he has got an insight of what’s coming his way. He is not hid upstairs with the governess.”

During her time in the royal family, Diana worked tirelessly to change the restrictions placed on members of the family so that her sons and their future wives would have more freedom. Her efforts paid off, as William and Harry along with their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, appear to be far more accessible to the public than royals of the past. This would undoubtedly please Diana, who was referred to as the “people’s princess” because of how accessible she was.

Diana once said that not surrendering to the pressure of royal restrictions that were placed on her was her greatest achievement as a royal.

“To not bow down to pressure. You know, not let all this chat disturb me. It took me six years to get comfortable in this skin,” she said.

In the end, Diana’s achievements as a mother are apparent to the entire world by how amazing her two sons are! God bless you, Princess Diana!

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