‘I went bright red, and didn’t know quite what to say’
It has been almost twenty years since Princess Diana died tragically in a car crash in Paris. In the wake of the anniversary, falling next month, Princes William and Harry have taken part in a one-off documentary about Princess Diana that is due to broadcast on ITV this evening.
During the documentary, the Princes go through their personal photo album, opening up about their treasured childhood memories with their mother, their final phone call with Princess Diana and how they coped with her death.
Whilst reminiscing, Prince William shared a story about his mother’s ‘naughty’ sense of humour, explaining how she once invited three supermodels over to their house to surprise him.
‘She organised when I came home from school to have Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell waiting at the top of the stairs,’ he explained. ‘I was probably a 12 or 13-year-old boy who had posters of them on his wall.’
‘I went bright red, and didn’t know quite what to say and sort of fumbled and I think pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up,’ the 35-year-old Prince continued. ‘I was completely and utterly awestruck. That was a very funny memory that’s lived with me forever…’
The documentary airs tonight, revealing a previously unseen side to Princess Diana. The Princes have warned however that this is the last time they will speak so openly about their mother. ‘We won’t be doing this again,’ Prince William explained at the documentary screening at Kensington Palace last week.
‘We won’t speak as openly and publicly about her again, because we feel that hopefully this film will provide the other side: from her closest family and friends, that you might not have heard before, from those who knew her best, and those who want to protect her memory and want to remind people of the person she was.’
He continued: ‘Harry and I feel very strongly that we want to celebrate her life, and this is a tribute from her sons to her.’