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Prince William Reveals How He Felt the Day Diana Died in Emotional Interview

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 10 July 2017
In a recent interview with GQ, second in line to the throne, Prince William revealed how he felt on, and after the day his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales died.

In the most revealing and honest interview the Prince has given to date, he opens up about mental health awareness, his family and late mother’s death as part of the Heads Together campaign.

Championed by both the Prince and the Duchess of Cambridge, they hope by making people aware of their own struggles with mental health, that they could help end the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

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This year marks 20 years since the Princess’ tragic death in a tunnel in Paris, back in 1997. To mark the occasion the princes have already unveiled a statue of their mother and planned numerous events up and down the UK.

In the interview he told GQ magazine:

‘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.’

‘Stability at home is so important to me. I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents.’

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On his son, the future King, he said:

‘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.’

In probably the most uncensored and emotional admission to date, the Prince added that he wished his mother had had the chance of meeting his wife and two children.

‘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,’ said William.

The full interview appears in the July issue of British GQ.

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