Princes William and Harry reflect on mom Princess Diana in 'Diana, 7 Days'

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Marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, CTV will air Diana, 7 Days, a two-hour documentary capturing the events in the week following the tragedy.

“Part of the reason why Harry and I want to do this is because we feel we owe it to her," Prince William says of the project. "I think an element of it is feeling like we let her down when we were younger. We couldn’t protect her. We feel we at least owe her 20 years on to stand up for her name and remind everybody of the character and person that she was. Do our duties as sons in protecting her.”

Airing on Friday Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. ET, the landmark film marks the first and only time princes William and Harry have sat for on-camera interviews about that week following their mother's death. The royals revisit their reactions when they heard the news, and share memories of the public mourning that followed. They also discuss the funeral day itself and the roles they played, and share happy memories they have of their mother.

“When she died there was such an outpour of emotion and love which was quite shocking. It was beautiful at the same time, and it was amazing now looking back at it. It was amazing that our mother had such a huge effect on so many people," Prince Harry says. "When you’re that young and something like that happens to you, I think it’s lodged in here, there, wherever – in your heart, in your head and it stays there for a very, very long time. I think it’s never going to be easy for the two of us to talk about our mother, but 20 years on seems like a good time to remind people of the difference that she made, not just to the Royal Family but also to the world.”

Directed by acclaimed documentarian Henry Singer, the film also includes interviews with family members, close friends and political figures. 
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