Prince William reveals mother ‘walked beside him’ at funeral

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Princess Diana, 7 Days: Prince William reveals mother ‘walked beside him’ at funeral

PRINCESS DIANA’S sons Prince William and Harry have spoken about their mother’s death for a new BBC documentary entitled Diana, 7 Days.

Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry on Diana Funeral Photo (C) AP
Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry on Diana Funeral Photo (C) AP

The moving documentary will cover how in August 1997, the tragic death of the Princess of Wales stunned her family and catapulted the British public into one of the most extraordinary weeks in modern history.

In a brand new interview, William revealed how his mother’s funeral was a tough duty he had to complete, but that he felt Diana was there with him and walking beside them to help them get through the day.

He said: “Both our parents had brought us up to understand that as best we can that there is this element of duty and the responsibility that you have to do things that you don’t want to do.

 Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry play on the banks of the River Dee, near Balmoral Castle during a Summer vacation. August 18, 1987 Photo (C) UK PRESS VIA GETTY IMAGES
Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry play on the banks of the River Dee, near Balmoral Castle during a Summer vacation. August 18, 1987 Photo (C) UK PRESS VIA GETTY IMAGES

“But I have to say, when it becomes that personal as walking behind your mother’s funeral cortège, it goes to another level of duty.

“But I just kept thinking about what she would want and that she’d be proud of Harry and I being able to go through it and effectively she was there with us.”

He added: “I felt like she was almost walking along beside us to get us through.”

Prince Harry also told of how he feels a need to “fill the holes” left following Diana’s passing.

Princess Diana, 7 Days Prince William reveals mother ‘walked beside him’ at funeral Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana, 7 Days Prince William reveals mother ‘walked beside him’ at funeral Photo (C) GETTY

Effectively she was there with us. I felt like she was almost walking along beside us to get us through
Prince William on his mother Princess Diana

He said: “All I want to do is try and fill the holes that my mother has left and between myself and William and everybody else that’s in those privileged positions to try and make a difference.

Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince William accompanying Prince Harry on his first day at Mrs. Mynor's nursery school, London. 16th September 1987 Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince William accompanying Prince Harry on his first day at Mrs. Mynor’s nursery school, London. 16th September 1987 Photo (C) GETTY

“That’s what it’s about for us, trying to make a difference.”

The programme will also hear from some of those most affected including her siblings Earl Spencer and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and members of the Royal household.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK
Tags: Prince William, Prince Harry, William and Harry, Diana’s, Mother Princess Diana, Privileged, Walking along beside, Diana’s Passing

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