For those who've spent the tail end of 2020 binge-watching The Crown, then the resurgence of Princess Diana's past is hardly a surprise.
And while focus has shifted back to Prince Charles' infidelity and Camilla's involvement in their turbulent marriage, there's one relic from the People's Princess' past that's on the sweeter side.
A 1985 clip of a three-year-old Prince William helping with Princess Diana's makeup has reemerged on social media, and it's just as adorable as you'd expect. In the clip, William gently pats his mother's face with a powder puff as she smiles back at him, flinching a few times when he attempts to powder her eyes.
According to Tatler, the clip is from a behind-the-scenes video from a famous royal photoshoot, featuring Diana, William, and a one-year-old Prince Harry. Taken by photographer Tim Graham, the images are some of the most iconic from William and Harry's childhood and show the brothers sitting at the piano in their Kensington Palace home, with Diana standing behind them.
Princess Diana remains the subject of recent interest, not only due to The Crown, but thanks to a new investigation into her 1995 BBC Panorama interview. In the interview, Diana spoke candidly about how her marriage to Prince Charles broke down and the pressures of royal life, both of which apparently made Prince William 'weep'.
According to royal historian Robert Lacey, "something inside [William] snapped" as he watched the interview while boarding at Eton. "Before the 58 minutes ended, William was weeping." Written in his biography Battle of Brothers, Lacey explained that the William's Eton housemaster, Dr. Andrew Gailey, saw his emotional response. "Gailey told Diana that he found her son slumped on the sofa, his eyes red with tears."
William is currently supporting an inquiry from the BBC into renewed allegations that Diana was manipulated into appearing on the programme by being given forged documents to secure the interview.