On what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, Piers Morgan has penned a tribute to the royal alongside a photo of the pair in the 90s.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter has long spoken about his friendly relationship with the Princess of Wales – who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 – during his time as a tabloid newspaper editor.
Sharing a photo of the pair from an event, Piers was seen toting a glass and wearing a name tag, as a smiling Diana looked to the ground.
He wrote alongside the image: ‘Princess Diana would have been 60 today.
‘She was a charismatic, smart, beautiful, contrary, sensitive, funny, unforgiving & mischievous lady with a massive generous heart.
‘Biggest star in the world but I think all her demons were driven by one thing: she just wanted to be loved.’
Piers has been keen to weigh in on the drama surrounding Diana’s sons, Princes William and Harry, and shared his belief she would be ‘horrified’ by their apparent rift.
During his candid chat with conservative Fox presenter Tucker Carson, Piers recently said: ‘You know I knew Princess Diana well. I think she would be horrified by the split between Harry and his brother.
‘She would be horrified by the schism now between Harry and the Royal family generally and by the appalling smearing of the queen which is already causing damage in some of the commonwealth countries.’
Much has been made of the frostiness between the two brothers, with Harry himself telling an interview with Oprah Winfrey that their relationship was mostly ‘space’.
Despite the reported breakdown in their relationship, it seems that they will put issues aside as Prince Harry has said he will join with William to honour their mother’s legacy at the unveiling of a statue in her honour in the gardens of Kensington Palace alongside a handful of people including Diana’s close family.
The Duke said: ‘Later this week, my brother and I are recognising what would have been our mum’s 60th birthday, and she would be so proud of you all for living authentic life with purpose and with compassion for others.
‘Our mum believed that young people have the power to change the world.
‘She believed in your strength because she saw it day in and day out and in the faces of young people exactly like you, she witnessed a boundless enthusiasm and passion.
‘And I too see those same values shine through as it has done for 21 years now, The Diana Award carries her legacy forward by putting young people at the centre of our future – and this has never been more important.’Credit: Original article published here.