The private conversations between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair just hours after Princess Diana's death have been revealed in a series of newly released transcripts.
During their phone calls, the former president and Prime Minister discussed a litany of topics — including eating moose lips in Russia — but the conversation focused primarily on concerns for Diana's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
"She was such a rock of stability in the sense she connected them with the outside world," Blair said of Diana, explaining he had had lunch with the princess and son William just weeks before. "The eldest boy, William, is quite like her in a way, he is very 'feet not he ground,' he does things kids his age do."
"Yeah, I worry a lot about those kids now," Clinton responded from his vacation spot in Martha's Vineyard.
Then, shifting his focus, Clinton shared his sadness for Diana, who had recently finalized her divorce from Prince Charles (in 1995) and was finally finding herself in a positive stage again.
"I just feel so bad for her," he said. "She was just basically getting a hold of her life."
"I will personally miss her," Blair responded. "It's like a star falling. She was a star for the kids."