Prince William has opened in detail up about his mother, Princess Diana, for the first time since her death 20 years ago.
The 20th anniversary of the beloved princess’ death is in August of this year, and her eldest son has now broken his silence over what she meant to him and how he processed the trauma of her death.
In an interview in the July issue of the British GQ magazine, the Duke of Cambridge says that it has taken him a long time to be able to open up about his mother’s death.
“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…it has taken me almost twenty years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw,” the 34-year-old Prince said.
William was only 14 when his mother died in a car accident in Paris, and has never really spoken publicly about her death.
He also said that he wishes that his mother could have met his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, whom he wed in 2011, and their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
“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,” he said.
Furthermore, William said that his family is of the utmost importance to him, and that he strives to raise his children in a stable, normal and happy household.
No wonder he is everyone’s favourite royal!