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William and Harry: ”Diana was best mum in the world”

Prince William and Prince Harry looked full of nostalgia as they flipped through a photo album that Diana, Princess of Wales, collated more than 20 years ago.

In a promo released by ITV for the new documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, the two brothers chat as they recall precious moments they spent with their late mother before her tragic death in 1997.

Holding a photo of himself carried by the princess while pregnant with her second son, William tells Harry “Believe it or not, you and I are both in this photograph, you’re in the tummy!”

Prince Harry, who was 12 when his mother was killed in a car crash in Paris, is also heard describing her as ”one of the naughtiest parents.”

The 32-year-old added “She was our mum. She still is our mum. And of course, as a son I would say this, she was the best mum in the world. She smothered us with love, that’s for sure.”

In the same documentary, William speaks fondly of Diana’s informal approach to life, which spent in defiance of rules and traditions.

“She was very informal and really enjoyed the laughter and the fun,” father-of-two William said.

“She understood that there was a real life outside of Palace walls.”

Scheduled to be aired later this month, the documentary commemorates 20 years since the passing of the ”People’s Princess” through focusing on her relationship with her two sons. It features candid testimonials from the two young royals and never before seen photographs from her life.

Oxford Film and Television’s Executive producer Nick Kent said: ”This film will show Princess Diana in a way she has never been seen before, through the eyes of the two people who knew her best.”

The shocking death of Diana was mourned in an unprecedented fashion. World leaders, local and international press as well as millions of fans around the world came together in a universal outpouring of grief. It was particularly difficult for William and Harry who, 20 years on, still speak of the many mental and psychological repercussions.