Prince Harry Shares His Regret Over Final Phone Call With Mom Princess Diana | 22 Words

Prince Harry has candidly shared his regret over the final phone call he had with his mom, Princess Diana, just hours before she died.

This is truly heartbreaking...

There's no denying that Prince Harry has been through an awful lot...

Especially in the last couple of years since his marriage to Meghan Markle.

He and Meghan have faced an unbelievable amount of scrutiny...

And it's even lead to them stepping down from the royal family and relocating to Los Angeles.

But sadly, trauma runs deep within Prince Harry...

And it all began when his mother, Princess Diana, tragically died when he was just twelve-years-old. This pain is clearly still with the young Prince and recently, he spoke of his regrets over his final phone call with his mom.

It all started back in 1977 when Prince Charles met sixteen-year-old Lady Diana Spencer.

A little known fact about the pair's relationship is that, before dating Diana, Charles had actually been dating her big sister, Sarah. Diana and Charles's relationship was pretty formal, with her reportedly calling him "sir" throughout their courtship.

Nonetheless, things moved pretty fast.

After meeting only twelve times, Charles proposed to Diana. The pair announced their engagement in February 1981. During the broadcast, many remember Charles being oddly reluctant to say he was in love with Diana. They married on 29th July 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral, and the wedding was watched by over 750 million people around the world, including Diana's three-and-a-half-minute walk down the aisle.

Soon after, the pair welcomed a baby into the world.

The two announced their pregnancy just four months after tying the knot, and, on June 21st of 1982, they welcomed Prince William into the world.

Soon after, Diana fell pregnant again...

And none other than Prince Harry was born on 15th September 1984. However, although they were keeping up appearances, all wasn't quite so sunny in the relationship between Charles and Diana.

In spite of their marital difficulties, though ...

One thing Diana was absolutely dedicated to was being a mother. She had strong ideas about how she wanted her kids to be raised, often giving them more freedom than traditional royal heirs.

Diana was also known for her extensive charity work.

She was determined to use her massive platform to better the world and dedicated her life to many noble causes, including the land mine crisis.

She also made world news when she shook hands with an AIDS sufferer.

Unlike the typical Royal wife, Diana was dead set on doing work for herself and for the betterment of the world, earning her the nickname "The People's Princess."

Her independence was likely a factor in the breakdown of her marriage with Charles.

On top of Diana's refusal to sacrifice her identity for the sake of her title, she and Charles also had a thirteen year age gap, which seemingly started to become a problem. Charles was also in a long-standing affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, even wearing cufflinks she bought him on his honeymoon with Diana.

Charles and Diana eventually split in 1996...

And, by 1997, Diana was dating business mogul and son of Harrods owner, Dodi Fayed. Many speculated that the relationship was controversial to the royal family due to the fact that Fayed was a Muslim.

But on 31 August 1997, tragedy struck the pair.

The car that the pair were traveling in through the Pont L'Alma tunnel in Paris suffered a horrendous crash, which was fatal for both Diana and Dodi, plus their driver, Henri Paul.

Diana was taken to the nearby Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The exact cause of the crash has long been up for debate, with some questioning the sobriety of the driver, and others blaming the irresponsible driving of paparazzi photographers.

Diana's death was mourned around the world.

The totally unexpected nature of her passing, alongside the fact that she was such a well-liked public figure, made her death and funeral into something of a media circus.

Diana's funeral was televised and held on September 6th of 1997.

It garnered viewing figures of over thirty-two million in the U.K, breaking all viewing records up to that point. Millions more watched around the world.

It seemed almost like a double tragedy...

Because, alongside the world losing a real force for good, 2 young boys were left without their mother.

Over the years, as the boys have grown into men, William and Harry have ensured Diana's memory hasn't been forgotten...

And they regularly speak fondly of their late mom, who would have now been a grandmother to 4 grandchildren.

It's truly heartbreaking to think of how close Diana would have been to her boys...

And even though she is no longer with us, her love for her boys is still proven to this very day.

William and Harry were the most important things in Diana's life...

And in a private letter that was released by one of her butlers this year, she expressed how much she loves her boys and how she hopes they will be happy and stable in the future. It was very heartwarming.

But in more recent times, Harry himself has spoken about his final memories of his mother...

And his regrets over their final phone call.

2017 documentary, Our Mother Diana: Her Life and Legacy, has been rerun on both American and British TV channels this week.

William and Harry spoke candidly of their mom in the exclusive footage and, after vowing to never speak of their mom publically like this again, reminisced on candid memories.

But Harry brought up a memory that was particularly painful of him.

He spoke of his last phone call with Diana and how, at the time, he was keen to get back to playing outside with his cousins at the Queen’s Scottish retreat, Balmoral.

He said:

"If I’d known that that was the last time I was going to speak to my mother the things that I would – the things I would have said to her."

This is something Harry will sadly live with for the rest of his life...

But this hasn't stopped the Prince from growing into his mother's son, and we're sure she would be unbelievably proud of him.

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