Intimate New Photo Shows Charlotte And George playing in the garden as Kate Middleton and William look on
An intimate snap of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge relaxing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte gives the public a rare glimpse into their private lives.
The royal couple are pictured laying on the grass, as the children and their Cocker Spaniel Lupo happily play around them.
The photo was released by British GQ as part of an interview with Prince William for its July issue.
William spoke about Princess Diana’s death and his work with mental health charity Heads Together in the interview with Alastair Campbell.
He also spoke about his family ad the pressure of bringing up Charlotte, .. and George, in the media limelight.
He said: “I could not do my job without the stability of the family. Stability at home is so important to me.
“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.”
The Duke also spoke about mum Princess Diana on the imminent 20th anniversary of her death.
He said: “I am in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better.
“It has taken me almost twenty years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw.
“And also it is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.
“It is a different situation for most people who lose someone they love, it can be hidden away or they can choose if they want to share their story.”
He added: “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.”
Speaking about his Heads Together campaign: “Smashing the taboo is our biggest aim.
“We cannot go anywhere much until that is done.
“People can’t access services till they feel less ashamed, so we must tackle the taboo, the stigma, for goodness sake this is the 21 century.
“I’ve been really shocked how many people live in fear and in silence because of their mental illness. I just don’t understand it.
“I know I come across as quite reserved and shy, I don’t always have my emotions brewing, but behind closed doors I think about the issues, I get very passionate about things.
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“I rely on people around me for opinions, and I am a great believer in communication on these issues.
“I cannot understand how families, even behind closed doors, still find it so hard to talk about it. I am shocked we are so worried about saying anything about the true feelings we have.
“Because mental illness is inside our heads, invisible, it means others tread so carefully, and people don’t know what to say, whereas if you have a broken leg in plaster, everyone knows what to say.”
The royals were pictured at Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding earlier this month, as she married billionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews .
Although Pippa turned up in a stunning bespoke white lace gown – designed by Giles Deacon and rumoured to cost £40,000 – it was the kids who stole the limelight on the big day.
Her group of page boys and flower girls, which included Prince George and Princess Charlotte, donned adorable outfits designed by Spanish label Pepa and Co.