After the divorce, Diana was in a good place and eager to turn a new page in her life.
Princess Diana's life was short, but she made a difference in the lives of scores of people with her love and kindness.
Before her death, Diana had reportedly made a call to Richard Kay, a longtime royal reporter and friend of the princess. Little did either of them know that this was going to be her last ever telephonic conversation.
Kay delved into details of the call for the Diana documentary that aired sometime in June 2021, according to PEOPLE. "I spoke to her that night," he recalls. "[The] police said that the last call she made was to me."
The mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, then 15 and 12, was "in quite a good place," shares Kay, according to The Mirror. But above all, "she wanted to come back and see her boys."
Diana was also eager to turn a new page in her life. "She was desperate to try and make a fresh start and do something different," says Kay, "to explore a different kind of royalty."
During a documentary called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, Harry recalled the last phone call he had with his mother. The brothers were only able to speak to her briefly before her death, when she had called during the boys' stay at the Royal Family’s Balmoral estate in Scotland, reveals Express UK.
"The very last memory that I have is a phone call [at] Balmoral. At the time Harry and I were running around minding our own business, playing with our cousins, and having a very good time. I think Harry and I were just in a desperate rush to say goodbye. You know, see you later and we’re going to go off," said the older brother.
The Duke of Cambridge wished he knew that he wouldn't be able to speak to her ever again. "If I’d known now obviously what was going to happen, I wouldn’t have been so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily," he said.
After he was done, he handed the phone over to Harry, who doesn't really "remember what I said, but all I do remember is regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was."
Diana was a mother first and everything else came to her later. Though she had to abide by several rules being a member of the British royal family, she never hesitated to break them for the sake of her sons. All she wanted after a messy and public divorce from Prince Charles was to come back and spend some time with her boys, but fate had other plans for the family.
"If I’d known that that was the last time... the things I would have said to her," Harry said. "There’s not a day that William and I don’t wish that she was still around," he said. "We wonder what kind of a mother she would be now, and what kind of a public role she would have, and what a difference she would be making."
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