Prince William Opens Up About The Death Of His Mother, Princess Diana

The British Royal recently sat down for an interview with British GQ and opened up about dealing with the loss of his mother.

"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," Prince William told the magazine. "It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage. 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 added, "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."

And while the 34-year-old certainly seems to be doing fine without his late mother, Princess Diana, he admits that he wishes she could have been alive to meet his family. "I would like to have had her advice. I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up," William said. "It makes me sad that she won't, that they will never know her."

William previously spoke about losing his mother in April 2017 in the BBC documentary Mind Over Marathon. "I still have shock within meā€”people say it can't last that long but it does," Will said. "The shock is the biggest thing [which] I still feel 20 years later, about my mother."

"You never get over it, it's such an unbelievably big moment in your life that it never leaves you," he continued. "You just learn to deal with it."

William's British GQ hits stands on June 1, 2017.