Why Prince William Said Princess Diana Would Be A ‘Nightmare Grandmother’ To His Kids

Prince William and Kate Middleton have three small children together and the public just can’t seem to get enough of the mini royals. From taking part in royal weddings to stealing the show at Trooping the Colour Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis have given us some pretty adorable and heartwarming moments.

One thing royal fans have wondered about over the years is what kind of grandmom the late Princess Diana would have been to her son’s little ones. Well according to Prince William, she would’ve been an “absolute nightmare grandmother.” Read on to find out exactly why the Duke of Cambridge feels that way.

Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry
Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

William thinks Diana would have been a ‘nightmare’ for this reason

The duke and duchess welcomed George in 2013, Charlotte in 2015, and Louis in 2018 but because William’s mother died tragically in a car accident on Aug. 31, 1997, she did not get to meet any of her grandchildren.

If she did have the chance William thinks he knows exactly what type of grandmother she would be and why that would have been a nightmare for him and his wife.

Prior to Louis’ birth, Prince William spoke about how his mom would have been with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

“She’d be a nightmare grandmother, absolute nightmare,” William said in the documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, adding, “She’d love the children to bits, but she’d be an absolute nightmare. She’d come, probably at bath time, cause an amazing scene, bubbles everywhere, bathwater all over the place, and then leave.”

After joking a bit, William admitted that without a doubt he feels his mother certainly “would have been a lovely grandmother.”

How the prince keeps his mother’s memory alive for his children

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

In that same documentary, William also spoke at length about how he and Middleton are always making sure they keep Diana’s memory alive and let their kiddos know they have two grandmothers.

The prince revealed that they have photos of the late princess around the house and when they talk about her they refer to her as “Granny Diana.”

“It’s important they know who she was and that she existed,” William said. “I think, constantly talking about Granny Diana, so we’ve got more photos up round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff.”

The duke added that he and Middleton often tell their children bedtime stories about the People’s Princess.

“It’s hard because obviously, Catherine didn’t know her, she cannot really provide that level of detail,” he explained. “I want to make as much time and effort with [them] as I can because I realize these early years particularly are crucial for children, having seen what she did for us.”

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