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Prince William Speaks on his Mother’s Death in Recent GQ Interview

Published on May 30th, 2017 | Updated on May 30th, 2017 | By FanFest

Norman Jean Roy

When Princess Diana passed away in 1997, people from all over the world went into mourning. Her death was tragic and as she touched so many people in her life, her passing meant that a special light and kindness were gone with her. Her compassionate spirit made her a strong force in this world, one for good, and while qualities like that live on long after our natural lives end, it didn’t make it easier on those who loved her.

The car accident was in the news for a long time after the crash and her passing and a spotlight was put on her family. It seemed as if the world was waiting for what happened next, for what was to come, and it made the loss of Princess Diana even harder on those who loved her the most.

Her son, the Duke of Cambridge sat down with GQ for an interview where he spoke, candidly for the first time, about how he processed her death when it happened, how he processed it in the years after, and what not having his mother here with him has been like.

Recently, the Duke spoke about his depression and struggles with mental health surrounding her passing, saying that he sought help years after she passed but that he was thankful to receive the help, even if it came late. He seems to follow up those statements in his most recent interview.

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.’

His pain was raw, it still is, and her death was sudden and tragic. The fact that he can talk more openly about her life and legacy now is wonderful, but he’s stronger than ever for being able to admit that he still struggles with the pain.

It is not like most people’s grief because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her. It is 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.‘He also discussed not having his mother with him today and what that means to himself and the people he loves the most in this world. It’s been hard for him to not see the most important people in his life be able to bond and grow together.
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.’
While they may never meet her, they will know of her because of Prince William and how much of his mother he carries with him.
The entire interview will be available later this week in British GQ. 

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