The 35 year old Duke of Cambridge, and 32 year old Prince Henry of Wales, have opened up for the first time after almost 20 years, about the last conversation they had with their mother, the late Princess Diana.
In the British Documentary 'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy' that aired on ITV, Prince William and Prince Harry talks about the last time they spoke to their mother, which they explain, was over the phone. Late Princess Diana of Wales, called both her children from Paris, and had a brief chat with her boys.
"The very last memory I have is a phone call from Balmoral [Castle in Scotland]," said Prince William, "At the time Harry and I were running around, minding our own business, playing with our cousins and having a very good time. Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say 'Goodbye, see you later, can I go off?' If I'd known what was going to happen I wouldn't have been quite so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily."
Prince William said that he still remembers what his mother had said to him that day.
"It was her speaking from Paris," recalled Prince Harry, "I can't necessarily remember what I said but all I do remember is regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was. If I'd known that that was the last time I was going to speak to my mother, the things I would have said to her."
"Looking back at it now—it's incredibly hard," he continued. "I have to deal with that for the rest of my life: not knowing that it was the last time I'd speak to my mum, how differently that conversation would have panned out if I'd had even the slightest inkling that her life was going to be taken that night."
Hours after the conversation, 36 year old Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. The 31st of August will mark the 20th anniversary of her death that occurred in 1997.
The documentary featured never before seen footage and photographs of Princess Diana with her sons. Moreover, the Duke of Cambridge explained that he thinks of his mother almost every day that passes by.
"Her 20th anniversary year feels like a good time to...remember, you know, all the good things about her and hopefully provide maybe a different side to her that others haven't seen before," said Prince William.