Why Prince William Says Princess Diana Would've Been a "Nightmare Grandmother"

Updated 07/25/17
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Prince William and Prince Harry have only recently opened up to the media about the grief they've experienced since their mom's untimely passing. But yesterday, the brothers got a bit more personal in a new HBO documentary, Diana Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which aired last night.

William spoke in detail about his efforts to keep "Granny Diana's" memory alive for his two kids, Prince George, age 4, and Princess Charlotte, age 2. Their home is reportedly peppered with photos of the late princess, and he is "constantly" talking about her to his kids.

"It's hard because obviously Catherine didn't know her, so she cannot really provide that—that level of detail," he says in the film. "So, I do regularly, putting George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her, and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers in their lives, and so it’s important that they know who she was and that she existed."

He also joked that Princess Diana would be an "absolute nightmare" as a grandmother, at least for himself and Kate. "She'd be a nightmare grandmother, absolute nightmare. 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 amount of scene, bubbles everywhere, bathwater all over the place and—and then leave." Sounds like the ideal grandmother for George and Charlotte.

Stream Diana Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy on HBO, and share your thoughts on the heartfelt documentary below.

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