How do you honor someone who has been gone for two decades? That’s the difficult challenge Prince William and Prince Harry have been tasked with as the anniversary of their mother’s death draws closer.
And now, a new report from The Sunday Times has revealed Princess Diana’s adoring boys will remember her with two television documentaries.
According to the report, the Princes have commissioned the BBC and ITV to create two special programs, which will be aired later this year.
The Sunday Times claims the siblings will both give emotional interviews and share touching memories from their mother’s life.
“Prince William and Prince Harry have selected close friends and family members to speak about Princess Diana, and some will be speaking about her publicly for the first time,” a source told the paper.
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It’s also believed many of Diana’s good friends and family will take part in the TV specials, including her brother Lord Spencer and her good friend and Prince George’s godmother, Julie Samuel.
The Sunday Times report the first offering will air on ITV in July and will examine the Princess of Wales’ inspirational humanitarian work and ensuing legacy.
In August, the BBC will screen an in-depth look at the horrific 1997 Paris car crash and the global outpouring of grief which quickly followed.
In the lead up to the 20-year anniversary, William and Harry have also launched National Kindness Day and commissioned a statue of the 36-year-old to be erected at Kensington Palace.
Last year, Prince Harry, who was just 12 years old when Diana died, addressed his mother’s passing in a raw interview with People.
“When she died, there was a gaping hole, not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world,” the 32-year-old said. “If I can try and fill a very small part of that, then job done. I will have to–in a good way–spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void as much as possible. And so will William.”
In January, Prince William confided in a young girl at a child bereavement event who had also lost a parent.
“Do you know what happened to me? You know I lost my mommy when I was very young, too. I was 15 and my brother was 12. So we lost our mommy when we were young as well,” the father-of-two told the child.
“It’s very important to talk about it–very, very important.”
These two brothers sure are brave. We can’t wait to see how they honor Diana in these new films.
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Princess Diana Facts Collage
Princess Diana Facts Poor Student
She did not make good grades in school. She failed important exams and had to leave the West Heath School at age 16. via Facebook
Princess Diana Facts Ballet
Though academics weren't for her, she was a very talented dancer. She actually wanted to be a ballerina when she was much younger.
Princess Diana Facts Teacher
She was a kindergarten teacher at Young England Kindergarten before her engagement to Prince Charles was announced in 1980.
Princess Diana Facts George Washington
She is a distant relative of eight presidents of the United States, including our very first! She is the eighth cousin five times removed from George Washington.
Princess Diana Facts White Roses
White roses were her favorite flowers.
Princess Diana Facts Tiaras
Though she looked absolutely regal in tiaras, she didn't like wearing them because they gave her a splitting headache--especially on her wedding day.
Princess Diana Facts Bread And Butter Pudding
Though she typically ate very healthy food, she had a weakness for Royal Chef Darren McGrady's irresistible bread and butter pudding. Can't say we blame her! via Facebook
Princess Diana Facts Worst Cook
According to Royal Chef Darren McGrady, Diana's own cooking skills were less than stellar. “She was just the worst, a terrible person in the kitchen,” he said.
Princess Diana Facts Favorite Record
Though she enjoyed many different genres of music, from The Eagles to Beethoven, it's believed her favorite record was the soundtrack to Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film Romeo and Juliet.
Princess Diana Facts Favorite Vacation
Her favorite vacationing spots were the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Judging by this photo alone, we can definitely see why!
Princess Diana Facts Cindy Crawford
She once invited supermodel to the Kensington Palace just because Prince William (then age 13) had a huge crush on her. Aww!
Princess Diana Facts Makeup
She had great skin and didn't need to wear much makeup, but she always had a full makeover with foundation and concealer because she was photographed so much. We think she was beautiful no matter what!
Princess Diana Facts Prince Charles
Princess Diana’s oldest sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, dated Prince Charles for nine months in 1977. Their short-lived romance came crashing down after Sarah gave an embarrassing interview about the Prince, claiming that the duo was "just friends."
Princess Diana Surprise
During the early days of her marriage to Prince Charles, Diana wanted to put her dancing skills to use and surprise her new husband. While the duo was on a date at the Royal Opera House in England, she politely excused herself then appeared on stage to perform a magical duet with dancer Wayne Sleep to Billy Joel's "Uptown Girls!"
Princess Diana Brother
Most people know that Princess Diana had two older sisters, Jane and Sarah, and a younger brother, Charles (pictured), but the late princess also had a secret older brother who was born on January 12, 1960. He was named John after his father, but sadly he died 10 hours after his birth due to severe deformities. He is buried on the grounds of Sandringham where Princess Diana often visited him. His death stayed with her for many years, and she once remarked: “I was the girl who was supposed to be a boy.”
Princess Diana father
When Princess Diana and her siblings discovered that their father had secretly married Raine the Countess of Dartmouth in 1976, Diana was so furious that she slapped her father. Diana's father, John Spencer, had divorced Diana's mother, Frances Shane Kydd, in 1969, but Diana and her siblings did not like Raine.