"She was desperate to try and make a fresh start and do something different," revealed Richard Kay, a close confidant, talking about her final call
Richard Kay, a longtime royal reporter and one of Princess Diana's close confidants revisited their final phone call on the night of her shocking death in Paris in 1997 and revealed that her dearest wish was to "see her boys".
Kay recalled the conversation for an upcoming Diana documentary where he said, "I spoke to her that night. [The] police said that the last call she made was to me." He then revealed that the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, then 15 and 12, was "in quite a good place" during the conversation but above all, "she wanted to come back and see her boys."
He added that she had expressed her eagerness to turn a new page in her life. "She was desperate to try and make a fresh start and do something different, to explore a different kind of royalty," Kay said, according to PEOPLE.
The outlet noted that Kay is just one of many friends and family members who are coming forward to remember "The People's Princess" in the weeks ahead of July 1, which would have been her 60th birthday. Prince William and Prince Harry will be seen reuniting for the first time since the funeral of their grandfather Prince Philip in May to commemorate their mother on her birthday by unveiling a statue dedicated to her on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Princess Diana's brother, Charles, Earl of Spencer spoke about the ceremony and said, "It will be an emotional day but it will be a tribute to a much missed and much loved sister, mother, etc."
News outlets pointed out that many have been paying subtle tributes to the beloved princess for a while now. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing jewellery previously worn by the Princess on different occasions while Harry and wife Meghan Markle named their daughter, who was born on June 4, after the Princess. Their daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, shares her middle name with her 6-year-old cousin, William and Kate's daughter Princess Charlotte. Diana's friend and personal astrologer, Debbie Frank, said that homage by her two sons would have moved her deeply. "Diana would have been so touched by both her granddaughters sharing her name. She would have been absolutely thrilled, and it's a beautiful gesture of love from both her boys," she told PEOPLE.