An official statement has been released by Clarence House saying how Princes William and Harry feel about the recent publication of photos of their late mother, Princess Diana of Wales, wounded after the car crash that caused her death.

An Italian newspaper made public a set of photos of a dying Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver. The following statement, written by the princes, was released yesterday. Click the extended post to read it in its entirety.

More information can be read at The Royalist.

"Following this week’s publication in an Italian magazine of material relating directly to the death of our mother, we feel deeply saddened that such a low has been reached. Despite the support shown to us and our mother’s memory by so many people over the last eight years, we feel that, as her sons, we would be failing in our duty to her now if we did not protect her – as she once did us."

"Therefore we appeal to all forms of media throughout the world to appreciate fully that publishing such material causes great hurt to us, our father, our mother’s family and all those who so loved and respected her."