The trailer of a documentary, “Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy” was released Saturday in the UK and, within no time, has generated immense interest, not only within the country but among all her fans across the globe. The show, due to air sometime later this month, promises to give a first-time insight into the relationship between the Princess and her sons, Princes William and Harry.
“This is the first time that the two of us have ever spoken about her as a mother,” Prince Harry is heard saying in the teaser, in addition to some other fond memories of her that he shares, “she was one of the naughtiest parents,” and “she was our mum, she still is our mum, ….she was the best mum in the world.”
The trailer opens with Prince William holding a childhood picture of himself, in the arms of a pregnant Princess Diana, saying: “Believe it or not, you and I are both in this photograph, you’re in the tummy’” drawing a chuckle from the younger Prince.
Prince William fondly recalls his mother’s love of fun and frolic which was a reflection of her understanding of life beyond the confines of Royalty.
“She was very informal and really enjoyed the laughter and the fun,” recalls the older Prince. “She understood that there was a real life outside of Palace walls.”
Back in April, the two Royal brothers had publicly accepted their failure to communicate enough with each other after their mother’s tragic death in 1997, leading to some psychological issues with the younger Prince.
According to Prince Harry, it was older brother William who convinced him to seek professional help to cope with his struggle against coming to terms with his mother’s untimely and tragic death at a rather delicate phase in his life – when he was on the verge of entering his teens.
Coming back to the new documentary, ITV’s Jo Clinton-Davis said:
“This new ITV film will offer viewers a fresh and revealing insight into Princess Diana through the personal and intimate reflections of her two sons and of her friends and family, many of whom have never spoken before, to bring together a definitive portrait of a unique person who touched the lives of millions.”
And this is what Executive Producer, Nick Kent had to say: “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.”
The documentary commemorates the violent death of Princess Diana in a high-speed car crash 20 years ago which sent shock waves across the world.
The driver of the car carrying the Princess and her lover Dodi Fayed was trying to outrun the chasing paparazzi when he lost control resulting in the fatal crash – at least, that’s what the official version was until the honourable court saw it differently after an eighteen-month French judicial investigation revealed that the crash was caused by the driver who lost control of the car at high speed while under the influence.