Princess Diana's Sons Share The Last Conversation With Their Mother
Cailyn Finkel 7/24/2017
Losing a parent is one of the hardest things a child has to go through - and for Prince William and Prince Harry, that process has been a public spectacle for decades.
The world mourned alongside the young boys following the passing of their mother, Princess Diana of Wales. Over the past 20 years, both princes have remained relatively shut off when it comes to their mother. That is, until now...
Both Henry and William decided to participate in a British documentary about their mother titled "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy" and they spoke about one of the most painful memories they have tucked away in their hearts.
In an exclusive clip released by ITV, Prince William revealed the very last conversation he had with his mother.
"The very last memory I have is a phone call from Balmoral [Castle in Scotland]. 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 admits he would've stayed on the phone longer and had a more in-depth conversation if he were to know what was going to happen to his mother shortly after their phonecall.
He's not the only prince who feels guilty about their last conversation - Prince Harry shares the same sense of remorse.
Prince Harry also admitted that the last time he spoke with his mother is something that will stick in his brain forever.
"It was her speaking from Paris. 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. 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."
While the men will always regret how short their final conversations were, they both know, deep down in their hearts, that Princess Diana loved them dearly.
Learn more about the upcoming HBO documentary on Princess Diana here.
Thankfully they both have been brave enough to speak out as many have had similar experiences where they wish they could turn back time. But, never letting go of the love is the most important memory to keep close to the heart.