Princess Diana, among many things, was a wonderful mother to her boys, an attribute not overlooked by the public, who in a poll to crown the 'ideal mother' put Princess Diana at the top.
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 (brownie points to them!), five percent made up the majority who listed Prince William and Prince Harry's mother Princess Diana as the epitome of the ideal mum.
The Princess of Wales wasn't the only royal to make the list, Duchess Catherine, mother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte received votes as did Queen Elizabeth II. Other powerful and influential woman including Michelle Obama and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were some people's idea of a top mum.
Somewhat surprising, 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 organised by the the Church Of England in the lead up to Mother's Day in the UK.