British Royal Family

"She was one of the naughtiest parents!" Prince Harry and Prince William's intimate chat about Diana

Twenty years since her untimely passing, Princess Diana's sons are now opening up about their empowering mother.

By Chloe Lal
Prince William and Prince Harry have never quite shared this amount of their life, up until now.
The boys are publicly celebrating Princess Diana's legacy in a poignant new documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.
The interview, which will air tomorrow, will feature a series of never-seen-before images and footage of the People's Princess.
Kensington Palace have already shared a series of three images, ahead of the momentous interview.
"The Duke and Prince Harry are pleased to share 3 photographs from the personal photo album of the late Diana, Princess of Wales," they penned.
Diana was pregnant with Harry in this image.
Harry recalls his mum encouraging him to love life and be naughty.
In the preview of the documentary, the Princes recall their childhood being full of fun and love.
Harry and Will’s both explain the unforseen and ultimately devastating effects her death had on them.
The boy even share the final phone call to them from Paris on the day she died and recall their regret that they didn’t speak to her for longer.
"Arguably, probably it was too raw, up until this point " Harry confesses in the trailer, adding,"It's still raw."
Diana passed away in 1997, following a fatal car accident in Paris.
The boys want to celebrate Diana's legacy and share a side people may not know.
Harry 32, and William, 35, have never spoken at such lengths about their mother, until now.
William, now a parent himself, explained the unprecedented move.
“Twenty years on Harry and I felt it was an appropriate time to open up a bit more about our mother. We have never spoken so publicly about her and we felt this was the right time to do it,” he said.
While the film shares stunning images from the boys' childhood - they also touch on what Diana was like as a mother.
The brothers called her a prankster who was "one of the naughtiest parents."
"Our mother was a total kid, through and through," Harry mused.
"Whenever someone asks to give me an example, all I can hear is her laugh in my head. It was pure happiness."
"One of her mottos to me was 'Be as naughty as you want... Just don't get caught!'"
Diana famously mused, "Family is the most important thing in the world."
Undoubtedly a cathartic experience, sharing such intimate memories, William states, "It feels like a good time to remember all the good things about her."
Looking at one snap, with Di and her eldest, William tells Harry, "Believe it or not we're both in the photo! You're in her tummy."
But it was the 35-year-old's recollection of an embarrassing moment, that had royal fans smiling.
The royal brothers have shared this never-before-seen photo of a pregnant Diana holding a young Prince William. (Image/ITV)
His mum surprised him with a visit from supermodels Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell.
"I was probably a 12/13 year old boy [at the time]. I went bright red and I didn't quite know what to say. I sort of fumbled and I'm pretty sure I fell down the stairs."
"I was completely awe struck."
Adding, "That was a very funny memory that will live with me forever about her. Loving and embarrassing and being a sort-of-a joker."
Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy airs in the UK on July 24.
Take a look at Diana's ever-lasting legacy in the gallery below!

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