Princess Diana - Princes William And Harry Lament Mother's Death, Not "Protecting" Her

The 20-year anniversary of the shocking death of Princess Diana is right around the corner, and we can expect all kinds of coverage to commemorate the event. One instance of coverage will come in the form of a BBC documentary that will go through the stunning event in detail.

As the Daily Mail shares, Prince William and Prince Harry sat down for an emotional discussion about their mother’s death as part of the show.

Princess Diana passed away as the result of a car crash in Paris in August 1997. Her death was a tremendous shock, as she was loved the world over. Her sons are generally pretty tight-lipped about their feelings on it, but they opened up and let it all out for the interview.

“I think an element of it is feeling like we let her down when we were younger,” Harry said.

“We couldn't protect her. We feel we at least owe her 20 years on to stand up for her name and remind everybody of the character and person that she was. Do our duties as sons in protecting her,” William added.

After her death, the boys were somewhat shocked by the emotions it was inspiring outside of their household.

“When she died there was such an outpour of emotion and love which was quite, which was shocking,” Harry recalls.

Harry would really open up from that point, and he provided some fascinating insight into his thought process at the time, as well as how that carries over to today.

“It was beautiful at the same time, and it was amazing, now looking back at it, it was amazing that our mother had such a huge effect on so many people. When you're that young and something like that happens to you I think it's lodged in here, there, wherever – in your heart, in your head and it stays there for a very, very long time,” he continued.

Harry further stated “I think 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.”

It’s pretty amazing that the BBC was able to get William and Harry to open up as they did, but it’s also a testament to the gravity of the 20-year anniversary of Diana’s death.

“I still find it difficult to talk about now because at the time it was so raw,” William has noted in the past.

Sounds like this one will be must-see TV, and we’ll hope that the BBC does the event justice without going the route of sensationalizing it. Since both princes agreed to sit down for such an emotional chat, we’ll assume that won’t be an issue - at least for this show.

Hopefully, the other slew of shows do not go too far over the top while commemorating Diana’s death, but it sounds like William and Harry are finally in a good enough spot to speak out about it if that comes to pass.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: Royalty101PastandPresent/Facebook, The Royal UK, Nick Parfjonov/Wikimedia, John MacIntyre via Paisley Scotland/Flickr

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