Prince William Covers British GQ, Wishes Kids Could Have Known His Mother

Prince William, looking as dashing as ever, is the cover star of British GQ’s July 2017 issue.

As part of Heads Together, a foundation founded by Princes William and Harry and Duchess Catherine which aims to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the stigma associated with the issue, GQ caught up with William to chat about just that – mental health.

Chatting to mental health campaigner Alastair Campbell the 34-year-old royal discusses his mother’s death and the impact it had on him and his younger brother.

Prince William Covers British GQ
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“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.”

Speaking of the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death Prince William says he is in a much better place and is now able to talk about her more openly but it has taken him “almost 20 years to get to that stage.”

The Duke of Cambridge was photographed by Norman Jean Roy, with his wife Duchess Catherine and their two kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace.

Prince William Covers British GQ
CREDIT: Norma Jean Roy/GQ

On the importance of family, Prince William said: “I could not do my job without the stability of the family. 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.”

You can read the full interview here.