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O celebrate Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her tragic death, her sons

2019-04-26

Princes William and Harry have done something theyve already vowed to never do againpublicly share their personal memories of the woman they suddenly lost when William was 15 and Harry was just 12. In the HBO documentary Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, airing Monday evening, the royals allow cameras to capture them as they flip through the childhood photo albums Diana herself assembled for the boys over 20 years ago. The result is a loving and remarkably intimate portrait of Diana which William and Harry hope will endear and introduce the Peoples Princess to an entirely new generation. Ahead, the most intimate moments and heartbreaking revelations. Harry confesses that whenever he is asked to share a memory of his mother, All I can hear is her laugh in my head, and that sort of crazy laugh of where there was just pure happiness shown on her face. One of her mottoes to me was you know, You can be as naughty as you want, just dont get caught. William reveals how Diana loved naughty greeting cards, and took great joy in sending them to her son at boarding school. He also recalls how Diana once surprised him by arranging for Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlingtonthe very supermodels whose images were wallpapered on his bedroom wallto be at home when he returned from school. I was probably 12 or 13 at the time, William says of the surprise. I went bright red, didnt really know what to say, and sort of fumbled, and I think I pretty much fell down the stairs. . . I was completely and utterly sort of awestruck. That was a very funny memory thats lived with me forever about her, loving and embarrassing and being the sort of the joker. The films more heartbreaking moments arise when William and Harry, for the first time publicly, discuss their final phone call with their motherreceived when the boys were on holiday with their fathers family. When she called from Paris, the boys had not seen their mother in weeks, but were so engrossed in a game with their cousins that they did not have much time for their mother on the phone. I cant really necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is. . .you know, regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was, Harry says. I have to sort of deal with that for the rest of my life. Not knowing that that. . .was the last time I was going to speak to my mum, and how differently that conversation would have panned out if Id had even the slightest inkling that that. . .her life was going to be taken that night