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'There’s not a day we don’t think of her'

Even after a decade of Princess Diana’s death, Prince William and Harry feel their mother has been with them all through, writes Vijay Dutt.

world Updated: Jun 14, 2007 04:02 IST
Vijay Dutt

Even after a decade of Princess Diana’s death, Prince William and Harry feel their mother has been with them all through. Terming the death as a tragic accident, Harry said he would "never stop wondering" about what happened in the Paris tunnel on the night his mother died.

"Whatever happened in that tunnel, you know, no one will ever know. And I am sure people will always think about that. I'll never stop wondering," Prince Harry said during an interview filmed at Clarence House in London to mark the tenth anniversary of the princess' death to be screened on US network NBC on Monday.

Speaking of her death, Prince William, 24, said, "There's not a day goes by I don't think about that." "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 — the fact that her face was always splattered on the paper the whole time”, he added.

"There was never that peace and quiet for any of us," the third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry said.

Referring to his mother's desire for him to lead as normal a life as possible, Harry said: "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, you're, not normal so stop trying to be normal' ." "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”, he said.

Asked whether their positions as the heirs in line to the throne make it difficult for them to build personal relationships, William said, "There's a of baggage that comes with us, trust me. A lot of baggage."

Harry added, "At the same time, you've got to understand that it's just as hard for our friends as it is for us, there's a massive element of trust. Our friends have to put up with a lot when it comes to us."

William said he would be a pilot if he wasn't a member of the Royal Family. "I'd like to fly helicopters," he said. "Be some sort of pilot, working for the UN or something like that."