Our hearts are breaking!
This week officially marks the 20 year anniversary of Princess Diana's death and to celebrate the dearly missed royal, her two sons have given a rare and heartfelt interview about the woman they called "Mummy."
According to the film’s director, Henry Singer, he had free reign to ask the royal brothers anything and it’s likely to be the last time they broach the subject of Diana.
"We felt incredibly loved, Harry and I, and very grateful that that love still feels there." (Image: BBC One)
"Her 20th anniversary year feels like a good time to remember all the good things about her and hopefully provide a different side that others haven't seen before. We felt incredibly loved, Harry and I, and very grateful that that love still feels there," Prince William said.
"It’s never going to be easy for the two of us to talk about our mother, but 20 years on seems like a good time to remind people of the difference that she made, not just to the royal family, but also to the world," Harry added.
The new BBC documentary, called Diana, 7 Days, has shed new light on Princess Diana's legacy, life and love ones.
Keeping Diana's legacy alive
Harry has previously admitted to nearly suffering a breakdown in his twenties as a result of his mother's death at the tender age of 12.
But on the cusp of his 33rd birthday, the royal has come full circle and now knows exactly why he was born royal — to keep his mother's legacy alive.
"All I want to do is fill the holes that my mother has left, and between myself and William, and everyone else who’s in those privileged positions, to try and make a difference. And that's what it's about for us. To try and make a difference," Harry explained.
"If I can be even a fraction of what she was, I will be proud and hopefully make her proud."
"All I want to do is fill the holes that my mother has left." (Image: BBC One)
Harry also revealed the words his mother told him to live by: "Be yourself in everything you do and give as much as you can."
Prince William is equally aware of his duty. "Our parents brought us up to understand that as best we can that there is this element of duty and responsibility, that you have to do things that you don’t want to do."
"But when it goes to walking behind your mother's funeral cortege, it goes to another level," the father-of-two said.
The future King of England also described his mother as "a ray of light in a gray world."
The Duke of Cambridge also addressed Diana's struggles following her split from Prince Charles.
"It is quite isolating, quite lonely, when you’re on your own, particularly after she got divorced — I think life sort of closes down on you a bit. You lose some of your support, some of your confidence," he said.
Shocking disbelief over Diana not wearing a seatbelt
Princess Diana's older sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale also starred in the two-part series and spoke about the heartbreaking decision that could have saved Diana's life.
"She was religious in putting on her seatbelt. Why didn't she put it on that night? I'll never know," Lady Sarah commented over the Paris car crash, in which Diana and Dodi Fayed were not wearing seatbelts.
Sarah says her sister always wore a seatbelt. (Image: BBC One)
Sarah joined Prince Charles to retrieve Diana's body from Paris and describes the journey as one of the hardest things she's ever done.
"I think I felt shock, but I don't think I felt anything else. Just love and shock," she said.
"I don't think I was capable of feeling anything because I put a barrier up. These are the jobs that have got to be done and just get on with them. There's time enough afterwards to point fingers or whatever else you needed to do."
The Queen's biggest concern
Tony Blair, who was the Prime Minister at the time of Diana's death, revealed the nature of his conversations he was having with The Queen in the hours and days afterward.
"She was most worried I think about the impact on the boys. She was obviously very sad about Diana," the 64-year-old noted.
"She was concerned about the Monarchy itself because the Queen has a very strong instinct about public opinion and how it plays out. At that first conversation, we just agreed to keep closely in touch."
Tony Blair kept in constant contact with The Queen in the days after Diana's death. (Image: BBC One)
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