Prince Harry reveals the one regret he had after his last phone call with mum Princess Diana

This is just heartbreaking.

It's been 23 years since Prince Harry and Prince William lost their mum, Princess Diana.

She royal passed away after being involved in a car accident in Paris, on August 31 in 1997.

In memory of the royal, Prince William and Prince Harry chose to share intimate details of their last conversation with their mother in 2017.

In the ITV special and HBO’s Our Mother Diana: Her Life and Legacy documentary, which aired in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, the boys revealed that refuse to speak so deeply about their mum ever again.

At the time, the brothers recalled their last phone call from her – on very same the day she died – which they said was so short. 

Given they were young chaps, William, aged 15 and Harry, 12, were more focussed on getting back to playing with their cousins at the Queen’s Scottish retreat, Balmoral.

“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,” Harry said.

RELATED: Prince Harry opens up over the death of mum, Princess Diana

After the documentary went to air, Harry and William spoke to PEOPLE magazine. While seated in Kensington Palace in 2017, William said, “This is a tribute from her sons to her.”

He also said that watching the documentary with a group of reporters was “possibly the most nervous I’ve ever been.”

“It’s one thing doing a documentary like this and it’s another thing standing front of all of you guys and explaining about something very personal to you,” he added. “Nevertheless, I think it’s very important that I’m here to do that.”

And much like his brother Harry, William admitted he struggles to talk about his mother in publlic, before saying: “We won’t speak as openly and as publicly about her again.”

RELATED: Aussie actress cast as Princess Diana on hit series 'The Crown'

The boys who are close to their father Charles, always had a close bond with their mum.

As previously reported on LifeStyle, a year before Diana passed away, she wrote a letter to her friend Paul Butler.

RELATED: Princess Diana's poignant, unseen letter to her sons is revealed

"I love my boys to death and hope that the seeds I’ve planted will grow and bring the strength, knowledge, and stability that is needed," she wrote.


Stream over 50 different sports & action-packed shows available across multiple devices with Foxtel Now. Available with a 10-day free* trial.


Want more? We thought you might like this video.

Like this artice? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice


Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.