MICHAEL Jackson's children are to pour out their hearts about how his death has changed their lives.
Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and Prince Michael II, eight - known as Blanket - will read from their personal journals in a private memorial.
Each of the King of Pop's kids will speak in turn at a Jehovah's Witness meeting hall where Jacko's mum Katherine, father Joe and other relatives have worshipped for more than two decades.
Jacko, who died from an overdose of the hospital anaesthetic propofol on June 25 last year, was brought up as a strict devotee of the religion, although he rarely attended meetings in later years.
This week's service to commemorate the anniversary of his death was Katherine's idea. But it was Prince Michael who volunteered to share his memories.
Elders at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Northridge, near the Jackson family mansion in the LA suburb of Encino, at first asked Katherine if the children were ready for such an ordeal.
"Prince Michael told her he wanted to do this for his dad," said a close source yesterday. "And he said Paris and Blanket were also ready to speak at length in public for the first time."
Paris touched the world's heart during a memorial service at LA's Staples Centre last year when she tearfully declared on stage: "I love you, dad."
She and Prince Michael also gave brief speeches after a tribute to Jackson at the Grammy Awards in January. But neither has spoken publicly about their father since.
"There is absolutely no pressure on them to speak," an elder at Kingdom Hall told the Daily Star Sunday. "But they have all indicated they wish to do so.
"This is incredibly courageous of them, especially in the case of Blanket, who has never shared his feelings with anyone but his siblings and closest relatives.
"I find it very moving that the children want to do this. Their grandmother is very proud of them, as I am sure are the millions of fans who loved their father."