Claire Williams

William and Harry talk openly about their mother Princess Diana

Claire Williams
William and Harry talk openly about their mother Princess Diana

A new ITV documentary will see Princes Harry and William talking fondly about the life of their late mother Princess Diana

The documentary is being shown on ITV later this month to celebrate the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, in the 20th year since her tragic death.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry, both of whom talk openly about their mother and pay tribute to the many ways  her influence has shaped their lives. 

In the trailer - which premiered on ITV Saturday 8 July - the brothers look through a private family album that was assembled by their mother and recall some of the most joyful and touching moments from their childhood. Studying a photo of The Princess holding him whilst pregnant with Prince Harry, Prince William says: "Believe it or not, you and I are both in this photograph, you’re in the tummy!”

Prince Harry says: “This is the first time that the two of us have ever spoken about her as a mother.” 

Prince William says: “She was very informal and really enjoyed the laughter and the fun.

Prince Harry says: “She was one of the naughtiest parents.” 

Prince William says: “But she understood that there was a real life outside of Palace walls.”

Prince Harry: “She was our mum. 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.” 

Jo Clinton-Davis, who comissioned the documentary says: “This new ITV film will offer viewers a fresh and revealing insight into Princess Diana through the personal and intimate reflections of her two sons and of her friends and family, many of whom have never spoken before, to bring together a definitive portrait of a unique person who touched the lives of millions.”