Princess Diana’s last phone call is the subject of a statement from Richard Kay; the topic is covered in the new documentary “Diana,” which screens Thursday in the UK. His long-time relationship with Diana was documented in many articles and books since her death in 1997. A few months before she died in 1997, Kay said he spoke to the 36-year-old. She died as a result of injuries sustained in a Paris car accident. In an interview with the UK’s Mirror, Kay said that the police told them that she made her last call to him.
During her final days, Kay said, she was “in a great place,” but “she wanted to come back and see her boys.” At the time of her death, Prince William and Prince Harry were 15 and 12. In an interview with the outlet, Kay said Diana was very eager to begin a new chapter of her life. “She was desperate to try and make a fresh start and do something different,” he said.
A documentary aired in 2017 to honor her life and legacy, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. Despite the brief conversation they had with Diana, the brothers were grateful for her time. The siblings were on their Scottish getaway at the time, their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s Balmoral retreat. They were eager to play with their cousins once again, so they had a short conversation with their mother.
It’s not a day that goes by that William and I do not wish she were still around, and we wonder what kind of mother she would be and what kind of difference she would make if she were here,” Harry said, as quoted by People magazine.
In honor of their mother, the brothers will reunite on July 1 at Kensington Palace to unveil a statue. Diana would have turned 60 years on the day. Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed a daughter in June. Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was named after the royal couple. Eighth in line to the British throne, her name pays tribute to Harry’s grandmother, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother, Diana, who died in 2003.