Prince William talked about his late mother Princess Diana’s tragic and devastating end in an honest interview with British GQ’s cover story, expressing sorrow over the fact that the little prince and little princess would not meet their merciful and queen of hearts grandmother Princess Diana.
William, 34, had an interview British GQ and posed for a handful of intimate family portraits with Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte and Prince George for the magazine’s July issue.
Princess Diana’s death anniversary
August this year will mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. Although her son Prince William firmly believes that she is “in a better place,” he is sad that little royals would never have the opportunity to know her.
“I would like to have had her advice,” he said. “I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her,” Prince William said.
“I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better,” he said of Diana. “It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. And also it is not like most people’s grief because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.”
Prince William as a parent
William also said that Catherine and his little Royals give him the strength to adapt to his public role. He owes them!
“Stability at home is so important to me,” he said. “I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents. I want George to grow up in a real, living environment, I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there. The media make it harder but I will fight for them to have a normal life.”
The prince also mentioned Heads Together, the mental health campaign he launched alongside Kate and his brother Prince Harry. William explained they are attempting to reform the false image taken about mental illness in the U.K. and they are willing to change the way families with mentally ill members regards the issue.
“I cannot understand how families, even behind closed doors, still find it so hard to talk about it,” he said. “I am shocked we are so worried about saying anything about the true feelings we have.”