A fact I was unaware of - the family photos coincided with a surprisingly candid interview which saw veteran newsreader Sir Alistair Burnet discuss an array of topics in the drawing room in a no holds barred interview.
As the interview began, Diana was asked about William going to school and if she was felt sad on his first day; "I was. It's opening another chapter in my life and certainly William's but he's ready for it he's a very independent child and he's surrounded by a tremendous amount of grown ups so his conversation is very forthright."
Other questions included: "Have you actually tried to change Prince Charles since you married?" "Would you say you had may common interests, many mutual friends?" "Do you have any sense of living in a state of rivalry with Princess Anne?" "How much time do you have to give to your clothes?" It's was quite extraordinary, and could you possibly imagine the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in such an interview today?
Charles was frank on a number of topics, including his views on vegetarianism and his thoughts on his wife's wardrobe: "One of the things I always noticed about her before we got married, I thought was, she had a very good sense of style. She's always dressed very well I think."
When asked if they had disagreements, Charles's reply sparked a rather ironic exchange. "I suspect most husband and wives often have arguments," the Prince said, to which Diana replied, "But we don't". "Occasionally we do," Charles added, but Diana continued, "No, we don't". Of course we now know all was not well in the Wales marriage, and at times it showed the couple were not on the same page.
One aspect I particularly enjoyed was seeing both Charles and Diana interact with the boys as photographs were being taken. There's a very endearing moment where Charles places Harry on William's shoulders, and the boisterous prince calls to his nanny, "Barbara, look". There are lovely moments where we see Diana sitting on the floor with her sons, too.
The Prince and Princess encouraged their sons to play "louder, louder" on the piano.
You can watch the interview in full on YouTube.
It's an immensely enjoyable watch for royal watchers who may have been fans of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, and equally so for younger royal watchers who may have grown up reading endless stories about the couple. It's a unique interview, which I felt gave a rather interesting insight into their characters and personalities.
Did you enjoy it?