From The Times
June 13, 2007
Princes William and Harry said that the past decade had passed “very, very slowly” for them as they spoke openly in their first US television interview about the death of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Prince Harry said that he would never stop wondering about what led to the crash that killed the Princess in Paris almost a decade ago.
“For me personally, whatever happened, you know, that night, whatever happened in that tunnel, you know no one will ever know. And I’m sure people will always think about that the whole time,” he said.
Prince William said their mother’s death was constantly on his mind. “After it happened we were always . . . thinking about it. And there’s not a day goes by I don’t think . . . about it once in the day. And so for us [it] is a very slow and it’s a lot — it has been a long time.”
The princes recorded the interview at Clarence House to publicise the concert on July 1 that they have organised to commemorate their mother. The concert at Wembley Stadium will include performances by Duran Duran, Elton John, Joss Stone, Rod Stewart and Lily Allen.
The interview will be shown on Monday on the NBC Today programme, America’s top-rated breakfast television show.
Prince Harry said that the brothers had been continually confronted with images of their mother since her death in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel on August 31, 1997.
“It’s weird because I think when she passed away there was never that time — there was never that sort of lull. There was never that sort of peace and quiet for any of us — her face was always splattered on the paper the whole time,” Prince Harry said.
“Over the last ten years I personally feel as though she has been — she’s always there. She’s always being a constant reminder to both of us and everybody else.”
Prince Harry said that his mother would be proud of the brothers’ attempt to live normal lives. “I think she’d be happy in the way that we’re going about it but slightly unhappy about the way the other people were going about it as in saying, ‘Look, you’re not normal so stop trying to be normal’, which is very much what we get a lot. You know it’s like — ‘Stop trying to be normal. You’ve got certain responsibilities’. Which obviously we do, and we know we have certain responsibilities. But within our private life and within certain other parts of our life we want to be as normal as possible.”
The princes revealed what they would have liked to be doing if they had not been born into the Royal Family.
Prince William said that when he was younger he wanted to be a policeman, but “wouldn’t want to be that now”. He said he would like “to be some sort of heli-pilot, working for the UN maybe”.
Prince Harry said he would probably choose to be a safari guide in Africa. http://www.timesonline.co...ericas/article1923700.ece