In honour of their mother's twentieth death anniversary in August, Prince William and Prince Harry will share memories of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was tragically killed in a car crash in 1997, in two new documentaries. The programs will be aired on BBC and ITV later this year.
According to The Sunday Times, William and Harry, who were just 15 and 12 when their mother died, will pay personal tributes to the late Princess. The siblings will talk in detail about their mom and reflect on the days following her death, the national mood of shock and the public outpouring of grief. The BBC documentary, which will be broadcast in the summer, will look at the global reaction to Diana's death, while the ITV show will focus on Diana's charitable legacy, which has no doubt inspired her sons.
The report went to say that some of Diana's closest friends will be speaking in public for the first time about her death. Her brother Earl Spencer, and her good friend Julie Samuel, who is Prince George's godmother, are also expected to feature in the documentaries. "The Duke and Prince Harry have selected close friends and family members to speak about Diana, and some will be speaking about her publicly for the first time," a source said.
William, 34, and Harry, 32, are finding several ways to pay tribute to their mother. Earlier this year the brothers requested a permanent statue to be built in the public gardens of Kensington Palace. They have set up a committee to commission a sculptor and privately raise funds for the monument.
William and Harry said in a statement: "It has been 20 years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue. Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy."