Prince William candidly reflects on one of the most important days of his life in a new documentary about his late mother, Princess Diana.
Discussing his 2011 wedding to Catherine Middleton, William says he felt his mother's presence. "When it came to the wedding, I did really feel that she was there,” he says. “You know, there was times when you look to someone or something for strength and I very much felt she was there for me.”
The film Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which will air on Seven’s Sunday Night this weekend, shares rare insight to the royal family. Along with releasing deeply personal photos, the two Princes have spoken candidly in an extensive interview for the first - and last - time about their late mother.
In an emotional interview, the princes revealed they were at the Queen’s Scottish retreat in Balmoral when they had their last phone call with their mother. Keen to return to playing with their cousins, they did not spend long on the phone with Diana when she called from Paris.
"I can't necessarily remember what I said but all I do remember is regretting the rest of my life how short the phone call was," Prince Harry said. “And if I’d known that that was the last time I was going to speak to my mother the things that I would – the things I would have said to her.
"Looking back at it now — it's incredibly hard. I have to deal with that for the rest of my life: not knowing that it was the last time I'd speak to my mum, how differently that conversation would have panned out if I'd had even the slightest inkling that her life was going to be taken that night."
"Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say 'goodbye, see you later, can I go off?'" Prince William said. "If I'd known what was going to happen I wouldn't have been so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily."
Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy airs this Sunday Night at 7.00 on Channel 7.