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Princess Diana. (PATRICK RIVIERE/AFP/Getty Images)

Shattering silence

Prince William opens up about losing his mother

By WITW Staff on May 30, 2017

In April of this year, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton had a candid conversation about the impact of Princess Diana’s death on her two sons. The royal trio was campaigning for Heads Together, an initiative that seeks to combat the stigma against mental health. And during their discussion, both princes acknowledged that they had bottled up their sadness over their mother’s untimely death.

“Harry and I over the years have not talked enough about our mother, you know,” William said.

The prince has continued on his campaign to shatter the silence that surrounds trauma and other mental health issues. In a newly-published interview with GQ, William opened up about the void that Diana’s absence has left.

“I would like to have had her advice,” the prince said. “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.”

“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,” William added, “and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better.”

Read more at GQ.


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