Prince William Admits the 1 Thing He'll Never Get Over About Diana's Death

prince william
Zak Hussein/Splash News

Prince William may be on the cover of this month's British GQ, but it's what's inside that's piqued our interest most. In addition to the gorgeous new photo of Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their kids, the duke got super personal about his late mother, Princess Diana -- and it's beautiful. 

In the magazine, the duke and duchess posed for a stunning black-and-white photo with their kids. It doesn't get much more bucolic than this, people. 

Absolutely gorgeous. A son, a daughter -- even little Lupo roaming around in the background! They really are the perfect family.  

More from CafeMom:

Perhaps more beautiful than the photo, though, is the words Prince William had to say about his mother. The father of two admitted that while he's "in a better place" these days with the upcoming 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, he's still in pain over losing his mother and the fact that she'll never meet his wife or grandchildren.

Speaking to the mag, the duke said, "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."

William also revealed that, likely because of his mother, he wants to make sure his children live as normal a life as possible. "Stability at home is so important to me," he said. "I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents. 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. The media make it harder but I will fight for them to have a normal life."

It isn't every day that the prince gets this candid, so it's always so touching when he does. What he's been through with his mother and trying to give his kids as normal a life as possible can't be easy, but hopefully he's confident that Princess Diana would be so proud of the man he's become.