Michael Jackson's children look grown up on Oprah

Tuesday November 2, 2010

A tribute to Michael

It's eighteen months since they were thrust into the limelight in the wake of their father's death

Since then the lives of Michael Jackson's children have changed beyond recognition - and they've grown a great deal.

Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Blanket – real name Prince Michael II – have been enrolled in an ordinary school where they can mingle with other children.

They no longer wear face masks as ordered by their protective father.

Fans of the late pop star will be able to see the progress they've made during a programme made by Oprah Winfrey at the Jackson family compound in Encino, California.

Paris, in particular, looks far older than the heartbroken little girl who paid a brave tribute to her dad at his memorial service.

During the segment, their grandmother Katherine, named as their guardian in their father's will, opens up about the tragic day he died.

The episode will air in the US on November 8.

Photo: AP

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