It’s been 20 years since the world lost the beloved Princess Diana, but for Prince William and Prince Harry, the marking of this time has been much more painful.
The two young royals have grown up in the public eye without their mother, but have carried on with her philanthropic work, including starting new initiatives. Their latest project Heads Together, which aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health, has been a group effort with William’s wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Both Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken publicly throughout the years about their mother, and her commitment to improving the lives of those around her. Most recently, Harry opened up about years of depression and panic attacks he suffered following his mother’s death, a rare glimpse into the personal life of the fifth in line to the throne. Now both men are opening up again about the late Princess Diana, speaking together for the first time about Diana their mother, not Diana the philanthropist.
Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy will feature in-depth interviews with both Harry and William, as well as friends of Diana’s. In the newly released promo clip for the ITV documentary, Harry says “This is the first time that the two of us have ever spoken about her as a mother.”
The two men look at family photo albums in the clip, sharing what they remember about their late mother. “She was very informal and really enjoyed the laughter and the fun,” says William, adding “But she understood that there was a real life outside of Palace walls.”
“She was our mum,” says Harry. “She still is our mum. And of course, as a son I would say this, she was the best mum in the world. She smothered us with love, that’s for sure.”
The new documentary will air this July in the UK, marking the 20th anniversary of Diana’s tragic death. The August 31, 1997 car crash that claimed Diana’s life also resulted in the death of her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and the pairs’ driver, Henri Paul.
Prince William and Prince Harry will open up about their mother together for the first time in a documentary commemorating the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death. . A trailer for Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy was released today and shows both of the princes leafing through a family album of photographs. . The documentary, which is due to air on ITV in Britain and on HBO in the US later this month, will explore the relationship between Princess Diana and her two sons. . #dukeofcambridge #princewilliam #princeharry #princessdiana