Prince William: My Kids 'Will Never Know Her'
Discusses Diana's death nearly 20 years ago in candid interview with 'GQ'
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Posted May 29, 2017 9:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Almost 20 years after Princess Diana's death, Prince William says he's sad his wife and two children can't meet his late mother. "I would like to have had her advice," he tells British GQ. "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." The heir to the throne opened up about his mother's 1997 death in a Paris car crash, reports the AP. William told the magazine he would have liked having his mother's advice and for her to meet his wife, Kate, and to see her grandchildren grow up. Diana died long before 3-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who recently turned 2, were born, and William says "I am in a better place about (her death) 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."

But, he says, "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 interview with former Tony Blair spin doctor Alastair Campbell focuses on William's strong support for charities working on mental health issues. William says his chief goal is "smashing" the taboo surrounding mental health discussions.

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