From Cosmopolitan UK
Prince William and Prince Harry will pay homage to Princess Diana in two TV documentaries that have been commissioned to mark the 20th anniversary of their mother’s death.
William and Harry will give their personal accounts of the days after Diana’s death in a car crash in Paris in 1997, and their memory of a public in mourning.
They both asked ITV and the BBC for the programmes solely dedicated to Princess Diana, with a royal source telling The Sunday Times: “The Duke [Prince William] and Prince Harry have selected close friends and family members to speak about Diana, and some will be speaking about her publicly for the first time.”
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry were just 15 and 12 when Diana died aged 36.
Pictures of the bereaved boys walking in Diana’s funeral cortege, and their card on her coffin reading ‘Mummy’ were the heartbreaking images of the day imprinted in the nation’s memory.
The BBC documentary will reportedly air in August, and will look back on the nation’s reaction of shock and disbelief, and the subsequent outpouring of grief.
Meanwhile the ITV programme – set for a July air date – will focus on Diana’s legacy and humanitarian efforts for causes including HIV and Aids, landmines and homelessness.
Reflecting on his grief in an ITV documentary about his own charity work, Prince Harry recently disclosed: “I never really dealt with what had happened. There was a lot of buried emotion. So for a huge part of my life, I just didn’t even want to think about it.”
Diana’s brother, Lord Spencer, who gave a eulogy at Diana’s funeral, will also appear in the documentaries, along with Diana’s close friend Rosa Monckton.
Rosa had been holidaying with the late princess just days before she died, and told the newspaper: “The work that Diana did was extraordinary. She had the ability to reach out across barriers of race and language, and had an intuitive sense of what was required of her in situations that most people would have found challenging.
“She should be remembered for all that she achieved in her life, for the power of her spirit, for the good that she did and for the lives that she changed.”
Meanwhile, William and Harry have also commissioned a statue of Diana to be erected in the grounds of Kensington Gardens by Kensington Palace.
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