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Princess Diana named as the ideal mother in a new UK poll

The 'People's Princess' is still beloved by many.

Princess Diana, among many things, was a wonderful mother to her boys. Her dedication to her sons was not overlooked by the UK 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!), a number of respondents named 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. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and 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 named as people's idea of a top mum.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, also topped the list. Watch how she handles [Princess Charlotte's tantrum](https://www.nowtolove.co.nz/celebrity/royals/princess-charlotte-throws-tantrum-on-tarmac-33540|target="_blank") beautifully in the video below.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, also topped the list. Watch how she handles Princess Charlotte's tantrum beautifully in the video below.

Somewhat surprisingly, a few people suggested 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 2015 people in Great Britain and was organised by the the Church Of England in the lead-up to Mother's Day in the UK, which was celebrated on Sunday March 11.