Prince Harry opens up about ‘regretful’ last call with Diana hours before death

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s astonishing Panorama interview, two years before her tragic death in Paris.

Prince Harry and Prince William have spoken on several occasions about the devastation of her passing, but never more candidly than in documentary Our Mother Diana: Her Life and Legacy.

As worldwide attention is shifted on to the People’s Princess’ bombshell television interview, it is easy to forget that this year marked 23 years since her death.

Speaking in 2017, Prince Harry opened up about his mother’s death – which took place when he was just a 12-year-old boy.

Harry spoke candidly of the day Diana died – remembering a phone call that will stay with him forever, Marie Claire reports.

As a young boy, he was keen to get off the phone from his mum and get back to playing with his cousins at the Queen’s Scottish retreat in Balmoral.

He remembered William telling him: "Harry, Harry, mummy's on the phone."

Harry explained: "It was her speaking from Paris. I can’t really necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was."

The Duke, who may never speak about Princess Diana in public at this length again, said: “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.”

Speaking after the 2017 documentary, Prince William told reporters: “This is a tribute from her sons to her.

“We feel hopefully this film will provide the other side from her close family friends that you might not have heard from before, from those who knew her best, and from those who want to protect her memory and want to remind people of the person that she was: The warmth, the humour, and what she was like as a mother, which probably hasn’t come across before in many other pieces from other people.”

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Harry added, “There’s not a day that William and I don’t wish that she was still around, and we wonder what kind of a mother she would be now, and what kind of a public role she would have, and what a difference she would be making.”

Diana has been launched back into the headlines as her brother demanded an inquiry into the BBC 25 years on from a sensational interview with the princess in 1995.

Martin Bashir’s astonishing scoop, arguably the most famous Panorama programme, was watched by 23 million people in the UK.

In it Diana damned Charles by questioning his suitability to be king.

Famously referring to Camilla Parker Bowles, she said: “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

She admitted her own infidelity with army captain James Hewitt and revealed she would never be queen.

The fallout of the show was damaging, leaving Diana isolated from any Palace support.

Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, is now on a warpath and is demanding a new BBC investigation into techniques used to entice Diana onto the show.

He claims Bashir showed him forged documents that persuaded him to introduce the journalist to his sister.

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