Prince William Opens Up About the Kind of Grandmother Diana Would Have Been

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Prince William's children may never get the opportunity to meet his mother, but the future King of England is doing everything in his power to make sure Prince George and Princess Charlotte know who Princess Diana is. In the documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which airs Monday night, Prince William reveals how he's keeping his mother's memory alive -- and how Diana would have been a "nightmare grandmother."


Both Prince Harry and Prince William get incredibly candid about their mother in the upcoming film, but William's admission about how he's making sure George and Charlotte know their grandmother is particularly touching. 

"We've got more photos up 'round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff," William says. "It's hard because obviously Catherine didn't know her, so she cannot really provide that ... level of detail. So, I do regularly, [when] putting George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try to remind them that there are two grandmothers -- there were two grandmothers -- in their lives. It's important that they know who she was and that she existed."

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The prince also revealed that despite the fact that she would have been incredibly loving and giving to his children, Diana would have been a parent's worst nightmare at times. 

"She'd be a nightmare grandmother, absolute nightmare," William said. "She'd love the children to bits, but she'd be an absolute nightmare. She'd come and go and she'd come in probably at bath time, cause an amazing ... scene, bubbles everywhere, bathwater all over the place, and then leave."

That said, William revealed that his mother had an enormous impact on how he's choosing to raise his own children. "I want to make as much time and effort with Charlotte and George as I can because I realize these early years, particularly, are crucial for children, having seen what she did for us," he said. 

From the sound of things, the prince is doing an incredible job keeping his mother's legacy alive for George and Charlotte, and no doubt, when Prince Harry becomes a father, he'll do the same. Diana would be proud. 

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