Celebrity News: Prince Harry defended the way his father, Prince Charles, took care of him and his brother William after they lost their mother, Princess Diana, in a snippet of a documentary released on Wednesday by the BBC.
“Diana, 7 days” recounts the events after Diana’s death 20 years ago. She died with her partner Dodi Al-Fayed when the limousine they were traveling crashed into a tunnel in Paris as they fled from pursuing paparazzi.
Her children, princes William and Harry, who were 15 and 12 when she died, talked about her death for the first time in another documentary show in July, but none mentioned her father during the 90-minute program.
“He was there for us,” Prince Harry told the BBC about the heir to the throne. “One of the most difficult things for a parent is to tell their children that the other parent has passed away,” he added.
After the death of Diana, the royal family was the object of public criticism for what was perceived as an unfair treatment to the princess, who strove to wedge the monarchy and deal with her husband’s infidelity.
Some have questioned that the young princes have been made to walk behind their mother’s coffin during the procession in London before large multitudes of mourners.
Diana’s brother, Count Charles Spencer, described it as a “strange and cruel” decision and Prince Harry told Newsweek in June that a child should not be expected to do that “under any circumstances.”
But reflecting on that again, Harry told the BBC that he was “very happy” to have participated on that day. Meanwhile, Prince William stated that it was his duty to participate and that the decision had been “collective”.