London: Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday today.
The Duke of Cambridge paid homage to Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday for aiding him manage with the forfeiture of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
“She’s been a very strong female influence,” Prince William said on Sky News. “And having lost my mother at a young age, it’s been particularly important to me that I’ve had somebody like the Queen to look up to and who’s been there and who has understood some of the more, um, complex issues when you lose a loved one.”
Diana died in 1997 in a Paris car crash.
He said: “We were chasing Zara around who was on a go-cart, and Peter and I managed to herd Zara into a lamppost. And the lamppost came down and nearly squashed her, and I remember my grandmother being the first person out at Balmoral running across the lawn in her kilt.”
“(She) came charging over and gave us the most almighty b****cking, and that sort of stuck in my mind from that moment on.”