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William: I tell my kids about ‘Granny Diana’

They have never met their grandmother, but they surely know a good deal about her.

Prince William has revealed that bedtime stories for his children feature some poignant memories from the life of his late mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales.

Speaking in a special ITV documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of her death, William said he makes sure Prince George and Princess Charlotte know that ‘Granny Diana’ existed.

“We’ve got more photos up round the house of her now and we talk about her,’’ said the prince. ‘’It’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her, so she cannot really provide that level of detail. So I do.’’

“It’s important they know who she was and that she existed.”

The prince, who was only 15 when Diana died in a car crash in Paris back in 1997, said his mother would have loved her grandchildren to bits and would not have helped sharing the fun she was always known for throughout her life.

“She would be a nightmare grandmother, absolute nightmare. She’d love the children to bits, but she’d be an absolute nightmare.

‘’She would come, probably at bath time, cause an amazing scene, bubbles everywhere, bath water all over the place, and then leave.”

“I want to make as much time and effort with Charlotte and George as I can because I realise these early years particularly are crucial for children, having seen what she did for us.”

William gave his mother’s name to his daughter, Princess Charlotte, as a lasting tribute for her.

Earlier this month, he took the children for a private visit to Diana’s grave at Althorp House on what would have been her 56th birthday.

The special documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, will be aired on ITV on Monday at 09:00pm UK time.