Princess Diana was cool mom – Prince Harry in new HBO doc

Diana had a fun-filled approach to parenthood

TORONTO 23 July 2017: HBO is marking the 20th anniversary of the year of Princess Diana’s death with a documentary about her titles “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.”

This film will show Princess Diana in a way she has never been seen before, through the eyes of the two people who knew her best,” said executive producer Nick Kent

This is the first time in 20 years that Princes Wiliam and Harry will sit down together to reminisce about their mother.

Studying a photo of The Princess holding him while pregnant with Prince Harry, Prince William says, “Believe it or not, you and I are both in this photograph, you’re in the tummy!”

She wasn’t just a regular mom — Princess Diana was a cool mom! Prince Harry opened up about his late mother’s fun-filled approach to parenthood.

Prince William says, “She was very informal and really enjoyed the laughter and the fun.” Prince Harry went on to describe her as the one of the naughtiest parents.

“She understood that there was a real life outside of the palace walls,” said William, who was just 15 years old when Diana passed away. He also mentions he feels that she didn’t get a chance to see his children and meet his wife.

“I would like to have had her advice. I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her,” he explained. “I am in a better place about [my mom’s passing] than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better.”

The father-of-two added, “It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. And also it is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.”

The doc will be broadcast on HBO and ITV later this year. It will join a series of other Princess Diana projects, including a four-hour documentary airing on ABC. Among other things, these films will introduce the Princess, who died at just 36 in a car crash, to a new generation.

By Divi Chan