Prince William Tells Woman Who Says He Looks Like Diana: ‘I Think My Mum Was Better Looking’

Prince William Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Truro Cathedral during a visit to Cornwall on September 1, 2016 in Truro, United Kingdom. Samir Hussein/

Mum’s the word! Prince William joked to a woman during his visit to Cornwall with Duchess Kate Middleton on Thursday, September 1, that although he often gets compared to his late mother, he must politely qualify their likeness.

The moment came about when William, 34, and Middleton, 34, visited the Truro Cathedral and went on a walkabout among the crowd. An older woman, retired teaching assistant Linda Moore, told William that he bore a great resemblance to Diana.

“I said to him, ‘You look like your mum,’ and he said, ‘I think my mum was better looking,’” the 62-year-old well-wisher told Us. “He’s lovely. I’ve just got to meet Harry now. Then I’ve met all of them. I met the Queen in Camborne.”

Moore told William that she had met Princess Diana 25 years ago in nearby Redruth. She then asked the young royal for a kiss, to which he obliged.

“You can give me a peck on the cheek,” William responded. When Moore asked for a hug, the Prince agreed. “Oh, go then,” he said before posing for a picture with her.

On Wednesday, August 25, the Duke and Duchess visited Keech Hospice Care in Luton, where the heir to the throne told a young teen that he still misses his mother “every day.”

Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Diana
Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Diana in the wildflower meadow at Highgrove in 1986. Tim Graham/Getty Images

“Time makes it easier,” he told the teen, who lost his mother to cancer one year ago. “I know how you feel. I still miss my mother every day — and it’s 20 years after she died.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to spend a romantic evening at a historic manor house in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, on Thursday night before traveling to the to see another part of the Duchy. Their brief two-day trip involves visits to various charities, businesses and organizations and serves as a way for the royals to familiarize themselves with the industries there. 

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!

Close popup

Welcome to In Motion

Bring photos to life with Us Weekly's exciting new mobile experience!

What's In Motion? Tell me more

How to Use In Motion

What's In Motion? Tell me more