Princess Diana, among many things, was a wonderful mother to her boys. Even though it's been two decades since her death, her mothering skills are still highly regarded by the British public, who recently crowned her the "ideal mother" in a poll.
Respondents in the UK were asked: "Thinking of well-known mothers, either fictional or real, or from the past or present — what one person would you name as the ideal mother?" While many responded by naming their own mothers, five percent made up the majority who listed Prince William and Prince Harry's mother, Princess Diana, as the epitome of the ideal mom.
Diana's two sons were the center of her universe. "She was our mum, she still is our mum, you know, and of course, as a son I would say she is the best mum in the world," said Prince Harry of his beloved mom.
The Princess of Wales wasn't the only royal to make the list; Duchess Catherine, mother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, received votes, and so did Queen Elizabeth II. Other powerful and influential women, including Michelle Obama and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, were other people's idea of a top mom.
Somewhat surprisingly, a few people polled preferred fictional characters, particularly Mary Poppins and the wonderfully maternal Molly Weasley, the mother of Harry Potter's friend Ron Weasley in JK Rowling's famous books.
The poll questioned 2,015 people in Great Britain and was organized by the the Church Of England in the days leading up to British Mother's Day.
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