This is heartbreaking
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death edges closer, Prince William has been opening up about how his life has changed since his mother’s death and the impact that her passing has had on his mental health.
It’s well known that the eldest prince was very close to Diana – one biographer points out he made this very sweet promise to his mother before she died, and he has often talked about how much she has influenced him as a parent.
But in a rare interview with British GQ, Prince William touched on the how he has dealt with the difficulties of growing up without his mum in the public eye.
‘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,’ he admitted.
‘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 honesty, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better.’
However, William also revealed the most heart breaking consequence of losing his mother.
‘I would like to have had her advice. 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 has been famously family orientated since marrying the Duchess of Cambridge and starting a family with her, often discussing the lengths that the couple have gone to to ensure that Prince George and Princess Charlotte have the most stable and normal upbringing possible.
We’re sure that Diana would be immensely proud of your beautiful family, William.