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Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 24 Jul 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 30 2017 : Sat 22 Jul - Fri 28 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy
 
“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.”  HRH Prince Harry
 
This new landmark ITV documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, celebrates the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, in the 20th year since her tragic death. 
 
Made by Oxford Film and Television, producers of ITV’s ‘Our Queen at 90’, the film is built around contributions from HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, both of whom talk openly about their mother and pay tribute to the many ways her influence has shaped their lives. 
 
The 90-minute film includes photographs of Diana never seen before, taken from an album that Diana had assembled. The brothers look through the private family album and recall some of the most joyful and touching moments from their childhood. 
 
Studying a photo of The Princess holding him whilst pregnant with Prince Harry, Prince William says "Believe it or not, you and I are both in this photograph, you’re in the tummy!”
 
Prince Harry says: “This is the first time that the two of us have ever spoken about her as a mother.” 
 
Prince William says: “She was very informal and really enjoyed the laughter and the fun.”
 
Prince Harry says: “She was one of the naughtiest parents.” 
 
Prince William says: “But she understood that there was a real life outside of Palace walls.”
 
Prince Harry: “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.” 
 
Prince William and Prince Harry share some of their earliest memories of their mother, recall the final contact they had with her before her tragic death in August 1997 and discuss their feelings in the aftermath of losing their mother. Prince William explains how he keeps her memory alive for his own children.
 
The documentary also celebrates the achievements of Diana’s work and her sons’ determination to continue the campaigns that were closest to her heart. 
 
The film will also include individual contributions from the Princess’ family and friends, several of whom have never spoken before. They include Sir Elton John, Rihanna, The Rt. Hon. The Earl Spencer (Diana’s brother), Harry Herbert, Lady Carolyn Warren, William van Straubenzee, Gerard McGrath, Jayne Fincher (Royal Photographer), Anna Harvey (personal stylist), Lord Victor Adebowale and Graham Dillamore, (Gardens Manager, Kensington Palace).
 
The documentary is commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Factual and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.
 
Jo says: “This new ITV film will offer viewers a fresh and revealing insight into Princess Diana through the personal and intimate reflections of her two sons and of her friends and family, many of whom have never spoken before, to bring together a definitive portrait of a unique person who touched the lives of millions.”
 
The film’s Executive Producer at Oxford Film and Television is Nick Kent, and the Producer / Director is Ashley Gething. 
 
Nick 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.”