Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fern Cotton Interviews Prince William and Harry

Today the BBC released its interview with Princes William and Harry who interviewed by radio DJ Fearne Cotton. The interview took place on the same day the royal brothers were interviewed by American broadcaster NBC.

The Princes spoke of the important part in their lives their mother played and continues to play and why they decided to organize a concert in her memory. Here are some excerpts from the interview. Hopefully we'll be able to provide it in its entirety at some point in the near future.

Speaking about their mother and the 10th anniversary of her death:

PRINCE WILLIAM: "After 10 years there's been a sort of rumbling of people, um, bringing up the bad and over time people seem to forget - or have forgotten - all the amazing things she did and what an amazing person she was. And we sort of felt that this was the best way of bringing that back to life, um, and letting people remember, you know, all the good things about her. Um, because she's not here to defend herself when she gets criticized and so we want to do that instead and this is the best way of us getting that across to people. "She was wonderful and sadly there's no amount of words that either Harry or I could tell you now that could actually portray that. Um, you’d have to meet her to really understand her, and you know, you ask people who have met her and they will tell you just how amazing she was. And for us we were so lucky to have her, you know, as our mother. And um, we, you know, there’s not a day goes past that we don’t think about her and miss her influence because she was a massive example to both of us. And, um, you know, it's one of those things that, um, is very sad but, you know, learn to deal with it and there are plenty of other people out there who have got, you know, the same or worse problems than we've had."

PRINCE HARRY: "I think the nicest thing, the fact that she was our mother, she had her public side and she had her private side. And the private side was very small in comparison to the public side obviously but, you know, the memories that we've got of her, I think we're very lucky to have those memories. Because they're so private between us and, you know, that’s the nicest thing about it. You know, you see her get slated for such and such, but the personal memories that we have of her are very much private and that's where hopefully it will always be."

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