Prince William 'sad' his mother Princess Diana never got to meet his family

29th May 17 | Entertainment News

Prince William has spoken of his regret that his late mother, Princess Diana, didn't get to meet his wife and children.

Prince William arrives at BBC Broadcasting House

British royal the Duke of Cambridge gave a candid interview for a cover shoot in which he shared how he has coped with the grief of losing his mother 20 years ago, alongside a portrait of him at home with his family for British GQ magazine's July (17) issue.

The family are captured in relaxed mode with William, dressed down in jeans, trainers and a jumper, as a laughing Kate watches on as Princess Charlotte, two, and mischievous Prince George, three, play with their dog Lupo in the garden, in the portrait by photographer Norman Jean Roy.

In the wide-ranging interview William opened up about wanting his children to enjoy a "normal life", and shared his regret that he wasn't able to turn to his mother, who was killed in a tragic car accident in Paris, France, in 1997 when William was 15, for advice.

"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 told Alastair Campbell, British Prime Minister Tony Blair's former head of communications. "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."

The British royal, who was discussing the issue of mental health as part of the Heads Together mental health campaign, admitted it's taken him 20 years to come to terms with his mother's shock death. And like his mother, William is keen on breaking down the royal barriers when it comes to raising his children.

"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," he insisted. "I will fight for them to have a normal life."

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