She's been gone 20 years now, and still Princess Diana is an incredibly important figure to millions around the world. But no one has been more affected by her untimely death than the two loving sons she left behind, now trying to figure out how to bear the weight of the monarchy as adults.
In a recently aired documentary, Princes William and Harry open up about the pain their mother's absence has caused them and what they wished they did differently. A major cause of regret is how short their conversations were with Diana right before her death, shares CNN. "I can't necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was," Harry told ITV.
"If I'd known that that was the last time I was going to speak to my mother, the things I would have said to her," he continued, sorrowfully. "Looking back at it now -- it's incredibly hard. I have to deal with that for the rest of my life: not knowing that it was the last time I'd speak to my mum, how differently that conversation would have panned out if I'd had even the slightest inkling that her life was going to be taken that night."
Prince William echoed the sentiments of his brother, adding, "If I'd known what was going to happen I wouldn't have been quite so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily." Franklin Graham shared about the new documentary on his Facebook page, zeroing in on the fact that each of us may have people in our lives that we feel we need to reconnect with, as we do not know the future.
Prince William shared about why he and his brother felt the time was right to commemorate their mother. "There's not many days that go by that I don't think of her. Her 20th anniversary year feels like a good time to ... remember, you know, all the good things about her and hopefully provide maybe a different side to her that others haven't seen before," he said.
Suicides like Linkin Park's Chester Bennington also drive home the point that we don't know which loved ones we will have with us tomorrow. Bennington's wife just shared a heart-wrenching message about her husband's death. What do you think about the regret Prince William and Harry feel about their last words with their mother and Graham's reminder to us to get in contact with loved ones? Share your thoughts in the comments!