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Princess Diana said she longed to reunite with Prince William and Harry during final call before her death

Princess Diana said she longed to reunite with Prince William and Harry during final call before her death

Richard Kay, a longtime royal commentator, and friend of the late Diana, recently opened up about their conversation, the final one that the Princess had before her death.

Princess Diana tragically passed away in a shocking 1997 car crash in Paris. But right before her demise, she spoke to one of her closest confidants over the phone and shared some heartbreaking details about her life. Richard Kay, a longtime royal commentator, and friend of the late Diana was on the other end of the telephone conversation which sadly turned out to be the final call she ever made.

Kay recently revisited the final conversation that he had with the Princess of Wales. "I spoke to her that night," he recalled, who only realized the significance of the phone call after the 36-year-old People's Princess passed away in a car crash that resulted from a high-speed paparazzi chase. "[The] police said that the last call she made was to me," he shared according to PEOPLE.



 

At the time, Prince William and Prince Harry were just 15 and 12, and Diana herself was "in quite a good place." But more than anything "she wanted to come back and see her boys," he said according to Mirror. Princess Diana was looking forward to begin a new chapter in life. "She was desperate to try and make a fresh start and do something different," said Kay, adding, "to explore a different kind of royalty."

What the Princess tragically did not realize at the time was the tremendous impact she had on the world and that even in her death she would reshape the monarchy with her compassion and love for people. Also, the fact that she would become an inspiration for generations to come. Even her children, who she loved dearly, have continued working towards keeping her legacy alive.



 

She truly redefined what it meant to be a parent in the royal family. Although she was a mother to the future heir of the British throne, she was keen on letting her children have a life that was as normal as possible. "She always understood that there was life outside of palace wall," remembered Prince Willaims during an ITV documentary, as quoted by ELLE. "My mother cherished those moments of privacy and being able to be that mother, rather than the Princess of Wales."

Throughout her brief life, Diana was committed to serving others, especially those who didn't have a voice. She was a patron of over 100 charities and despite her exit from the royal household, she continued tirelessly campaigning for the use and manufacturing of landmines. For her humanitarian work, Diana traveled across the world to visit schools, charities, hospices, and fundraisers. 



 

Despite having so much on her plate, she remained devoted to her children, who always came first. "Most importantly, [my role is] being a mother and a wife. That's what I try to achieve; whether I do is another thing, but I do try," said Diana back in 1985 according to Insider. "I live for my sons. I would be lost without them." Her death had a massive impact on her son, who did their best to keep up their mother's charitable and humanitarian efforts. 

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by Patrick Riviere

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