How Prince William and Kate Middleton's honesty is 'proof of Princess Diana's legacy'
Prince William's work with mental health charities has been described as "proof of his mother's legacy".
William, alongside his wife Kate Middleton (and brother Prince Harry), have taken on the charge of mental health awareness with the charity Heads Together and the pair have been praised for speaking candidly after two appearances this week.
The young royals are opening up a dialogue new to the royal family, contrary to the clichéd "stiff upper lip" of previous generations, in direct reflection of their late mother Princess Diana.
Royal expert Ingrid Seward, who edits Majesty magazine, told People: "Traditionally, royalty has had a stiff upper lip. But these two – and Prince Harry – are anything but traditional. William has often gone out on a limb.
"He is following Diana – and that is further proof of her legacy."
They "can't promote the idea that people should talk openly without talking openly themselves."
The Duchess told a group of parents in London they worry about their children Prince George (three) and Princess Charlotte (one).
"I am sure we will face worries. We do face worries, because we've got small young children," she is recorded as saying in a new clip.
The trio have launched an aggressive initiative in raising mental health awareness over the last 12 months, pairing with Heads Together and speaking individually on the topic.
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In a rare public speech, Kate expressed her support for the UK's first Child Mental Health Awareness Week, while William said he wouldn't hesitate in seeking help for one of his children Prince George (three) or Princess Charlotte (one).
"In particular, it is a time to reflect on my responsibility to look after not just the physical health of my two children, but to treat their mental needs as just as important a priority," he said in June.
Meanwhile, Harry recently opened up about his regrets at not speaking about his mother Princess Diana's death until he was 28.
Harry was 12 and his brother William 15 when Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31 1997.
"I really regret not ever talking about it. It's OK to suffer, as long as you talk about it," he said last month.
"It's not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it and not solving that problem."