NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE:
IN THEIR FIRST EVER U.S. TELEVISION INTERVIEW
PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY OF WALES
TALK EXCLUSIVELY WITH MATT LAUER
Interview to Air Monday, June 18 on NBC News'
"Today" and "Dateline NBC"
Watch a Web-Exclusive Preview of the Interview Beginning
Friday, June 15 on www.todayshow.com
NEW YORK - June 4, 2007 - In their first-ever American television interview, Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales joined NBC News' Matt Lauer for an exclusive interview airing Monday, June 18 on "Today" (7-10 AM ET) and "Dateline NBC" (10-11 PM ET). Lauer talked with the two Princes last month at their London residence, Clarence House, in this wide-ranging interview.
This August marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic death of their mother, Princess Diana. In her honor Prince William and Prince Harry have organized a concert to be held in London on her July 1st birthday. The Princes talked with Lauer about why they decided to honor their mother in this fashion, how they will memorialize her on this anniversary, and the paths their lives have taken since her untimely death.
Among the topics discussed with the Princes are their thoughts on trying to lead a normal life-- what they remember of their mother and her challenge to do so, their feelings about the public's fascination with them, and how this affects all aspects of their personal lives.
Additionally, the Princes discuss their opinions of America, the fact that they have an image here, what they would do if they were not royalty, and what their childhood nicknames were.
On Friday, June 15, 2007, an exclusive portion of Lauer's interview with Prince William and Prince Harry will make its world premiere online at TODAYshow.com. The site will also feature, "A Tale of Two Princes," a slideshow that traces their growth from boys to men. Log on to TODAYshow.com for the latest news about the Royal family.
The interview can also be seen on mobile channel NBC News2Go, on V Cast Mobile TV, which runs on the FLO TV TM service from MediaFLO USA, Inc. Verizon Wireless V Cast Mobile TV is available to customers in about 30 markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Atlanta. For a complete market map, check out www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv.
NBC Entertainment will air a primetime special titled "Concert for Diana," hosted by Lauer, on Sunday, July 1st. The concert is a tribute to their mother by Princes William and Harry to celebrate her life and commemorate her achievements. The concert will feature a list of internationally acclaimed stars and performers and will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
NBC News' "Today" will air a special split-show on Friday, June 29th prior to the concert, with Lauer broadcasting from London to commemorate the event being held in Princess Diana's honor.
Photography of the interview is available at www.nbcumv.com.
Jim Bell is the executive producer of "Today" (Monday - Friday, 7-10 a.m.). David Corvo is the executive producer of "Dateline NBC."