Princess Diana expressed concerns she wasn’t present enough for her children (Image: PA)
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Princess Diana worried she wasn't there enough for her children and would spoil them "rotten" when she was, reports claim.
British journalist Petronella Wyatt revealed details of an intimate conversation she had with the Princess of Wales just two years before she tragically died in a car crash in Paris.
She told The Sun the two were at a small dinner party on an "infernally warm evening" in 1995, when Diana admitted she was concerned about her parenting.
The Princess of Wales reportedly told Ms Wyatt: “'I worry about my sons. Am I a good mother?
"I don’t see them for months and then I spoil them rotten. Sometimes I’d like a time machine."
Ms Wyatt said she had met Diana on previous social occasions but had never had such an in-depth conversation with her until that night.
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She is said to have made the admissions to Petronella Wyatt at a dinner party two years before her fatal crash
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She described the awe-inspiring moment Diana arrived at the gathering saying: "She had in fact slipped in quietly, with no fuss, but she needed none.
"She held the room with something no mere celebrity can bottle. There was nothing gaudy about this magic she generated, nor was it an illusion of superficial beauty."
The whole world was brought to a halt with the news of Diana's tragic death in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.
Diana died at 4:57am, after her car crashed while being followed by paparazzi in the French capital.
Princess Diana's royal duties could keep her away for whole months
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The much-loved Princess would have been 60 on July 1 this year.
It is hoped princes William, 38, and Harry, 36, who have grown increasingly distant since the Sussexes quit their royal lives in the UK, will come together for the unveiling of their mother's statue.
The event is part of a memorial thought to have been hatched by the two once-close brothers three years ago.
It comes as latest reports claim Meghan, 39 and who was just given birth to the couple's newborn Lilibet Diana, will not be attending the event at Kensington Palace with her husband.
A source close to the Sussexes said: "Meghan is not going to travel. She has just had a baby and Harry will travel alone."
A plinth for Diana's statue has been laid in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden, said to be Diana’s favourite spot in the grounds.