In the summer of 1997, Dodi invited Diana, William and Harry to spend time on his yacht in the south of France.
Diana was the vision of happiness as she frolicked on a beach with her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, on their last holiday a month before her untimely death in a Paris car crash.
However, not everything went so smooth during that summer as the media was constantly following them around.
Prince William told ‘tearful’ Diana she should leave England
In 2007 documentary “Diana: Last Days of a Princess”, royal photographer Arthur Edward revealed that one day Diana decided she had enough.
He said: “Suddenly, she strode down some steps and very rapidly got into a boat.
“I remember picking up the camera and she said ‘no pictures’.
“It looked like she wanted to speak to us.
She came over and said ‘why are you here?’
Princess Diana with her two children, Princes William and Harry
“‘William told me to leave England and go live somewhere else.
“That started getting me a little be stressed because I thought ‘I don’t want to be the reason why she’s going to live in exile.'”
According to Mr Edwards, Diana was “tearful” as she spoke to them.
Rumours Diana might have moved somewhere else actually started long before her relationship to Dodi.
According to a friend of the late Princess of Wales, Jemima Khan, Diana wanted to marry her previous boyfriend Pakistani actor Hasn’t Khan and move away with him.
Ms Khan told the magazine: “Diana was madly in love with Hasnat Khan and wanted to marry him, even if that meant living in Pakistan, and that’s one of the reasons why we became friends.
Princess Diana’s funeral procession
The Princess of Wales would seek advice from her on living in Pakistan when she paid visits to the country.
However, their relationship did not work out and Diana met Dodi soon afterwards.
Diana and Dodi died soon after their holiday in the South of France in a high-speed car crash on August 31.
Diana was just 36 and Dodi was 42.
Princes William and Harry stood shoulder-to-shoulder at the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue earlier this month.
While the two tried to put a united front to honour their mother’s 60th birthday, the brothers did not seem to engage too much with one another.
The meeting came after Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, unleashed a string of explosive claims against the Royal Family in an interview with Oprah – including that the Duchess had faced racism and was not supported when she struggled with her mental health.
The Duke of Sussex also admitted during the interview that the relationship between him and his brother is now “space”.
He said: “As I said before, I love William to bits.
“We’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience, but we are on different paths.”
While looking visibly shaken, the Duke added: “The relationship is ‘space’ at the moment
“And time heals all things, hopefully.”
Earlier in the conversation, Prince Harry expressed how he felt for not only his brother, but also his father Prince Charles, and how he views their roles as kings-in-waiting as a “trapped” role within the institution of the monarchy.
He said: “It’s a part of the role. That’s what’s expected, no matter who you are in the family, no matter what’s going on in your personal life, no matter what’s just happened.
“My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave [their roles].
“And I have huge compassion for that.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK