Prince William opened up about “their childrens” growing up not knowing their grandmother, the late Princess Diana.

In a wide-ranging interrogation the British GQ, the heir to the throne opened up about his feelings about his mother’s 1997 death in a Paris car crash.

William told the magazine he would have liked having his mother’s advice and for her to gratify his wife, Kate, and to receive her grandchildren grow up.

“I would like to have had her advice. I would adore her to have met Catherine and to have considered most children “re growing up”. It moves me sad that she wont, that they are able to never know her, ” he told the magazine.

Diana died long before 3-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who recently turned 2, were born.

The father-of-two said it has taken him 20 years to be in “a better place” about his mother’s extinction adding he can now talk “more openly” and “honestly” about her.

“I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. And also it is not like most peoples heartbreak, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the legend, everyone knows her, ” he said. “It is a different place for most people who lose someone they desire, it is possible hidden away or they can choose if they are willing share their story.”

He too spoke about craving “their childrens” to grow up in “a real, living environment” and not “behind palace walls.”

“He has to be out there, ” William said of his son George. “The media make it more difficult but I will fight for them to have a normal life…I could not do my job without the stability of the family.

The interview with former Tony Blair spin doctor Alastair Campbell focuses on William’s strong providing assistance to donations working on mental health issues issues.

William says his chief goal is “smashing” the taboo bordering mental health discussions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

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