It has been revealed, in a soon-to-be-released documentary in honor of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, Prince, Son, And Heir: Charles at 70, which will air on BBC One on Thursday, that Prince Harry still refers to this late mother in the sweetest way. In the documentary, both Prince William and Prince Harry will discuss their childhood, Harry even referring to his mother, Princess Diana, as “Mummy”.
Harry also speaks about Charles’ passion for the environment, as well as his mother’s influence on him. “He’s done an amazing job. And without telling us what we should be doing or the direction we should go in, he’s just let us learn from the nature of the job, learning from him, learning from Mummy,” he says.
In the film, William and Harry go in depth on how it was growing up with the Prince of Whales as their dad, revealing that he has always been passionate about the environment, and would often take then litter-picking on holiday. “I used to get taken the mickey out of at school for just picking up rubbish,” Harry says. “I didn’t go out consciously looking for it. When you go for walks anywhere, if you see something, it stands out, you pick it up… It’s like I’ve literally done this because I’m programmed to do it because my father did it. And actually, we should all be doing it.”
Prince William then adds: “He took us litter-picking when we were younger, on holiday. We were in Norfolk on school holidays, and we went out litter-picking with him. And again, both of us thought, ‘Well this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it’. We were there with our spikes, stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags.”
The 60-minute documentary has been filmed and produced in the past 12 months, both at work and behinds the scenes, be it at home or abroad. Another thing that the fans will get to see is the Duchess of Cornwall speaking candidly about Charles and his work.