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Prince William opens up over sadness at what mum is missing

The Royal has spoken to GQ about his mum

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Prince William has opened up in an emotional interview with British GQ about his grief following his mum’s death.

Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in 1997, and as it approaches the 20 year anniversary of her passing, William has revealed his sadness that she will never get to meet his children.

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Speaking to the publication about how that’s something he struggles with, the prince said:

“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.”

Prince William and wife Catherine attended the BAFTA film awards recently (Credit: BAFTA/BBC)

Recently, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have been more open about their mother’s death in a bid to raise awareness of mental health.

Together with Kate they’ve been working with charity Heads Together to get people talking.

Harry even admitted in a podcast with mental health campaigner and journalist Bryony Gordon:

“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well.

Prince William and brother Prince Harry have been very open recently (Credit: FameFlynet)

“I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and all sorts of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.

“My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help? “(I thought) it’s only going to make you sad, it’s not going to bring her back.

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“So from an emotional side, I was like, ‘Right, don’t ever let your emotions be part of anything’.”

In his GQ interview, William has revealed how he’s in “a better place” now.

“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.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at St Marks Englefield with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The family were also accompanied by Michael and Carol Middleton, James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and her fiance James Matthews. Featuring: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte Where: Englefield, United Kingdom When: 25 Dec 2016 Credit: WENN.com
Prince William is upset his mum will never meet his wife and children (Credit: WENN)

“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.

“And also it is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.

“It’s 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 magazine also released a beautiful picture of William and wife Kate playing with their children Charlotte and George, and dog Lupo.

What a gorgeous family.