Twenty years after the death of Diana, the Princess of Wales and the first wife of Prince Charles, her two sons – Prince William and Prince Harry – visited a number of places dedicated to their mother. The brothers, with Prince William’s wife, Catherine in tow, visited the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive and make their way to The White Garden. pic.twitter.com/MtaJitNLtl
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 30, 2017
Diana, who died on August 31, 1997 after her car crashed in a Paris tunnel, is the subject of a TV documentary titled Diana, 7 Days. Aired on her 20th death anniversary, the documentary gave viewers a peek into the week before her funeral and featured major figures at the time including former prime minister Tony Blair and senior royal aides.
In the documentary, her two sons opened up about their mother’s death decades later, revealing what went through their minds that entire week.
“It’s never going to be easy for the two of us to talk about our mother, but 20 years on seems like a good time to remind people of the difference that she made, not just to the royal family, but also to the world,” the brothers said.
Prince Charles, her former husband, had faced criticism at the time, but Harry, decades later, lauds his father’s bravery. “He was going through the same grieving process as well,” he said.
Reactions to the documentary have been full of praises, with many taking to Twitter and admitting that they were in tears upon learning more about their late princess.
Remembing the incredible Princess Diana. She may have passed away 20 years ago, but she will never, be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Diana. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RhoZCTdQyy
— Eamonn_RuthUK (@ERuthuk) August 30, 2017
— Cass (@cazgirn) August 30, 2017
Gone but never forgotten #Diana
— BiancaMBAJ (@BiancaMbaj) August 31, 2017
— DJ (@tawake) August 31, 2017
Hearing the Princes speak about the press and their treatment of their mother is heartbreaking. No child should deal with that #Diana7Days
— xXxMrsOxXx (@xXxMrsOxXx) August 27, 2017
One minute in and already #Diana7Days is absolutely heartbreaking ?
— E D W A R D (@EdwardWJSmith) August 27, 2017
Apart from her sons, the documentary also features interviews with her siblings, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer; former members of the Royal Household Lt Col Malcolm Ross, Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, and Anne Beckwith-Smith, Diana’s lady-in-waiting; and former Prime Minister Tony Blair and two government officials involved that week, Alistair Campbell and Anji Hunter.
Here’s a short trailer of the documentary:
Feature Image: Channel 4