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Documentary on Diana Airs on HBO

Princes William and Harry open up about their mother's death

Princess Diana and Prince Harry on holiday

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry

From the personal photo album of the late Princess Diana, a picture of her hugging Prince Harry.

Princess Diana's sons Prince William and Prince Harry share new intimate details about the day their mother died in an ITV documentary that first aired Monday night on HBO: Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.

Diana, who would have turned 56 this month, spoke by phone with her then young sons from Paris, where she died in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997. The boys were on holiday with their father, Prince Charles, and the rest of the royal family at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. "We were running around minding our own business and playing with our cousins, having a good time," Prince William says.

Princess Diana and Prince William

Picture from: The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry

Princess Diana smiles as she carries Prince William in her arms while pregnant with Prince Harry.

William, 35, expresses regret that he and Harry, 32, rushed their mom off the phone during what would be their last conversation. “If I’d known now, obviously, what was going to happen, I wouldn’t have been so blasé about it and everything else,” he says. “But that phone call sticks in my mind, quite heavily.”

Harry adds, “How differently that conversation would have panned out if I’d had even the slightest inkling her life was going to be taken that night.”

Both men, who were just 15 and 12 years old at the time of their mother's death, speak openly and emotionally about her. Harry admits that he has cried only twice for his mother, whom he tenderly calls “the best mum in the world." 

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