Prince William and Prince Harry have never quite shared this amount about their life, up until now. The boys are publicly celebrating Princess Diana's legacy in a poignant new documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.
The interview, which aired in the U.S. on July 24, will feature a series of never-seen-before images and footage of the people's princess. Kensington Palace has already shared a series of three images, ahead of the momentous interview.
"The Duke and Prince Harry are pleased to share three photographs from the personal photo album of the late Diana, Princess of Wales," staff penned.
The Duke and Prince Harry are pleased to share 3 photographs from the personal photo album of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. pic.twitter.com/mUhzQB08TV— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 23, 2017
In the preview of the documentary, the princes recall their childhood being full of fun and love. Harry and William both explain the unforeseen and ultimately devastating effects her death had on them. The boys even share the final phone call they had with Diana on the day she died and recall their regret that they didn’t speak to her for longer.
"Arguably, probably it was too raw, up until this point " Harry confessed in the trailer. He added,"It's still raw."
The Duke on the 20th anniversary year: "It feels like a good time to remember all the good things about her." pic.twitter.com/Nu338JbBLY— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 23, 2017
Diana passed away in 1997, following a fatal car accident in Paris. Harry 32, and William, 35, have never spoken at such lengths about their mother, until now. William, now a parent himself, explained the unprecedented move.
“Twenty years on, Harry and I felt it was an appropriate time to open up a bit more about our mother. We have never spoken so publicly about her, and we felt this was the right time to do it,” he said.
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The film also shares stunning images from the boys' childhood, which touch on what Diana was like as a mother. The brothers called her a prankster who was "one of the naughtiest parents."
"Our mother was a total kid, through and through," Harry mused. "Whenever someone asks me to give an example, all I can hear is her laugh in my head. It was pure happiness. One of her mottos to me was 'Be as naughty as you want, just don't get caught!'"
Revealing it was a cathartic experience to share such intimate memories, William stated, "It feels like a good time to remember all the good things about her."
Looking at one snap with Diana and her eldest child, William told Harry, "Believe it or not we're both in the photo! You're in her tummy."
But it was the 35-year-old's recollection of an embarrassing moment that had royal fans smiling. His mom surprised him with a visit from supermodels Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell.
"I was probably a 12 or 13 year old boy [at the time]. I went bright red and I didn't quite know what to say. I sort of fumbled, and I'm pretty sure I fell down the stairs. I was completely awe struck. That was a very funny memory that will live with me forever about her — loving and embarrassing and being a sort-of-a joker," he added.
So sweet. You'll forever be in our hearts, Diana.
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