Prince William opened up about the struggle to deal with his mother Princess Diana’s heartbreaking death. He got real about how her loss has still been felt in his family with Kate Middleton in a eye-opening new interview!
Prince William revealed how his mother’s tragic death in 1997 has continued to affect him. The 34 year-old prince explained that it hurt him to know that his wife Kate Middleton, 35, and their two children Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 2, would never spend time with Princess Diana. “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,” he told GQ UK in an emotional interview.
William explained that there have been many times he wished he could’ve spoken with his mother. “I would like to have had her advice,” he said. Diana’s sudden death in a car crash in Paris shook William to his core and he admitted that it took him a long time to come to terms with what happened. “I am in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where 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 explained.
“It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage,” he continued. “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.” William has been using his personal loss as a powerful platform to promote the Heads Together campaign, which has started a dialogue about mental health. “I know I come across as quite reserved and shy, I don’t always have my emotions brewing, but behind closed doors I think about the issues, I get very passionate about things,” he told the mag.
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