In a new documentary called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, Prince Harry and Prince William opened up about the late Princess Diana.
In the documentary, which aired on HBO and ITV on July 24, the brothers gave the world an intimate look into their memories of Diana.
This is the first time the two brothers have sat down together to share their personal family stories about their mother, who passed away in 1997.
For Prince William, keeping Diana’s legacy is important because of his two children George and Charlotte, who never knew her. He confessed that now that they’re older, he keeps more pictures of her around the house.
‘It’s hard because Katheryn didn’t know her so she can’t really provide that level of detail,’ Prince William said, ‘I do regularly bring George and Charlotte to bed and talk about her.’
He keeps the memory of Granny Diana alive by reminding them that ‘there are two grandmas, [there were] two grandmas in their lives and it’s important they know who she was and she existed.’
When asked what he thought Diana would be like as a grandmother, William confessed that he thinks his mother would have been a ‘nightmare grandma.’ But the reason why he thinks that is really moving.
William believes Diana would have been a nightmare grandma because she’d be too doting on her grandchildren, just like she was on her sons.
‘She’d love the children to bits,’ William admitted. ‘She’d come and go, she’d probably come at bath time, cause an amazing amount of sea and bubbles and bath water all over the place and then leave.’
During the documentary, Harry further illustrates that by talking about what Diana was like as a mother. He says that she was a kid ‘through and through’ and one of the ‘naughtiest’ parents.
‘One of her mottos to me was, you know, ‘you can be as naughty as you want, just don’t get caught’,’ William said, ‘She would come and watch us play football and, you know, smuggle sweets into our socks.’