The Funny Way Princess Diana's Friend Keeps the Late Royal's Playful Spirit Alive for Prince George

The Funny Way Princess Diana's Friend Keeps the Late Royal's Playful Spirit Alive for Prince George

George is "funny and feisty and cheeky and God she [Diana] would have loved him so much," Julia Samuels said in a new interview Prince George and his royal siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will never meet their paternal grandmother, but Princess Diana's close friend is keeping alive her spirit through a playful tradition. Julia Samuel appeared on the How To Fail With Elizabeth Day podcast, where she spoke about being a godmother to 6-year-old George — and her way of showing him Diana's sense of humor. "I do to George what [Diana] did to us, which is give impossible toys that are really noisy and take a lot of making," Samuel said of celebrating the little royal's birthdays. "I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together. And then put all the machinery together, and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that." Samuel added that Prince George is "amazing" — "He's funny and feisty and cheeky and God she [Diana] would have loved him so much," she said. "That is heartbreaking for all of them." The podcast was released on July 1, what would have been Princess Diana's 59th birthday, and Samuel said her favorite memory of the royal was "her laugh." "She had an absolutely fantastic laugh. It was a sort of giggle and it was cheeky and it kind of lit up the room," Samuel said, getting emotional. "And also she was ...
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