Come August, it’ll be 20 years since Princess Diana died, and her sons have been making the rounds promoting their mental health campaign, Heads Together. In an interview for British GQ, Prince William spoke about wanting to give his children a “normal life.”
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KLG: Well, it’s a wonderful thing to hope for, but it’s impossible. It’s the future king and a princess of England, and they’re always going to have protection around them because of the world we live in. There are always going to be terror plots, and kidnapping plots. I understand the desire, but I just don’t see it.
HK: You sort of picture his mom Diana trying to give him “normal,” and he craves it. The good news is, in their own way it will be normal. Kate and William are about as touchable as any royal can be. They are out there.
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KLG: That’s the best role model: the way they live their own lives. We moved out of the city to give our kids a more normal life. I wanted them to have friends whose parents came from every walk of life. That’s why I didn’t want to be in Los Angeles where everyone is in entertainment. And then, instead of the Hamptons, we went to Nantucket. Instead of Palm Beach, we took our kids to the Keys. Just because it’s a different vibe and you meet different kinds of people with different values.
HK: We’re not like that. You’re in a whole different situation. You were like the biggest star — no kidding!
KLG: I don’t think I was, but Frank and I together, we were big. Hardly Brangelina – but close! What would they call us? Kaka? My little nephew finally started to say my name and that’s what he calls me – Kaka. Kaka doesn’t fly with me.
SO OVER DO-OVER FRENZY
What gives with all the remakes? “Top Gun,” “Roseanne,” “Will & Grace,” the new “Baywatch” movie. Old, old, old!
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KLG: I’m not happy about it. Because I like new stories. I like a new original story. I like to write them, read them and watch them. I get bored to death, especially when they take a classic — not that “Baywatch” was classic — but, like …
HK: “Top Gun”? I kinda want to see that, don’t you?
KLG: That one might make sense because of how the characters were left.
HK: I think they’re trying to get us, the ones who loved it, and then our kids. I see the appeal. “The Brady Bunch” was just here and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, look at Peter and Bobby!’ And Greg and Cindy were there — I was into it. But where were Marcia and Jan? What if they redid “The Partridge Family”?
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KLG: I LOVED “The Partridge Family”!
PARENTING PRACTICE – YAY!
They say that 1 in 3 millennials has a pet — typically a dog or cat — and that it’s good practice for having a family.
KLG: That happened to Hoda.
HK: Yeah. It sounds crazy, but you do learn what it’s like to worry about something other than yourself — I remember that with Blake. All the worrying, worrying, and suddenly you realize, “I can do this — we can go places, I can get shots, I can worry about him, I can take him to the hospital.” All those things you do with a dog. And then you have a baby — I think it makes sense.
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ONE-PIECE HASSLES – BOO!
Maybe blame it on the cold weather, but reports say that sales of bikini bathing suits are tanking in favor of one-pieces.
HK: I do two pieces only because it’s just easier to use them in restroom. I mean, honestly — who wants to take the straps down for that?
KLG: Doesn’t matter in the ocean.
HK: Oh, my God.
KLG: Whales pee in it!
HK: Whales do a lot in it. And plus, who am I with? The same people. I do a two-piece, but my mom rocks a two-piece — we just don’t care.
KLG: Your mom was rocking a bikini until a couple years ago.
HK: Still is. She doesn’t care. I think it’s one of those “So what?”
KLG: And I don’t wear a bathing suit at all, so I’m the wrong one to ask.
HK: What — naked?
KLG: Once in a while, baby!
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