Harry added that their father did everything he could and made sure they were protected
It was a shocking and heartbreaking moment that led to national regret, which many still feel today. Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, in a car accident in Paris, and that terrible day still lives in the memory of many, including her sons.
The young princes, William and Harry, who were 15 and 12 years old at the time, we’re on holiday with Prince Charles in Scotland at the time.
It was Charles who told them the terrible news.
One of the hardest things a parent should do is tell children that the other parent has died. How do you deal with that? I don’t know, but he was there for us – said Prince Harry in the BBC documentary “Diana, 7 days”.
Harry added that their father did everything he could and made sure they were protected.
“But he was going through the same process of regret,” Harry added.
William said he felt very confused.
You keep asking yourself, “Why me? What did I do? Why is this happening to us?” said William then.
Their last interaction with their mother was a short phone call, something that has been happening every night since their parents divorced, reports “Mirror”.
I can’t really, necessarily, remember what I said. But I will regret for the rest of my life how short the phone call was. And if I had known that this was the last time I would talk to my mother – I would tell her some things – Harry said in the 2017 HBO documentary “Diana, Our Mother.”
Less than a week later, they had to say goodbye to their mother at a funeral attended by the whole world.
It is estimated that about 2.5 billion people around the world watched William and Harry walk behind the coffin, with their heads down.
Next to them were Charles, Diana’s brother Earl Spencer and Prince Philip.
“I will walk if you walk,” Prince Philip promised his inconsolable grandchildren.
Harry remembered that day as well.
My mother just died, and I had to walk behind her suitcase for a long time, surrounded by thousands who watched me, while millions more watched on television. I don’t think under any circumstances should any child be asked to do so. I don’t think that would happen today – said, Harry.
Harry said that he first cried when his mother was buried in the family cemetery in Althorpe, on Oval Lake.
At this place, her family can mourn and have a princess from the people only for themselves.