Chatting naughty line
Harry clearly still relishes those private moments of fun: ‘If that means taking us for a burger every now and then or sneaking us into the cinema, driving through the country lanes with the roof down, listening to Enya, I think it was – a blast from the past! Harry hints that his wild streak may have come from his mother.‘One of her mottos to me was, “You can be as naughty as you want – just don’t get caught,” ’ he said.
Unfortunately, he never quite mastered the second part.
And I think that sort of childish fun element really came out when she was spending time with us.‘Our mother was a total kid through-and-through.
When everybody says to me, “so she was fun, give us an example”… And that sort of crazy laugh where there was just pure happiness on her face.’It will come as no surprise to many that Diana delighted in defying rules and convention.‘She was one of the naughtiest parents…
In the film, Harry warmly recalls how much Diana valued the chance to escape the limelight and just spend time with her two boys.‘My mother cherished those moments of privacy and being able to be that mother rather than the Princess of Wales,’ he says.
Though that trip was covered by the media, they had previously made two private visits, away from the cameras.
Prince Charles grew so concerned that he arranged for his 16-year-old son to visit an addiction clinic to witness the dangers of drinks and drugs first-hand.