Prince William confides about Princess Diana in candid interview

After the confidences made by his brother Harry, it is the turn of the Duke of Cambridge to open up about how he feels regarding the death of his mother, in a family photo shoot for GQ magazine.

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The Prince admits that it took him almost twenty years to finish his mourning, which was very difficult because at the time it was so brutal.

“I would like to have had her advice,” he said of his mother. “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.”

William was only 14 when his mother, Princess Diana, died on August 30, 1997, in Paris in a mysterious car accident that shocked the entire planet.

“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 said.

“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. It is a different situation for most people who lose someone they love, it can be hidden away or they can choose if they want to share their story.”

The Prince also talked about how he wants his children to have a “normal” life outside Buckingham Palace.

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“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.”