This could be why Princess Diana never had more children

Princess Diana was a devoted mom who made sure her sons Prince William and Prince Harry experienced life outside royal gates. Given her love for children, many have wondered why the People’s Princess didn’t have more kids. It turns out that her decision may have been in part because of Prince William.

A month before her untimely death in 1997, Princess Diana spoke with Ingrid Seward, a royal biographer. By that time, Princess Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles was official. She and Seward talked about whether she planned to get married again.

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VENICE, ITALY - MAY 5: (FILE PHOTO) (L-R) Diana the Princess of Wales holds her son Harry, whilst looking at Prince William held by his father Prince Charles on May 5, 1985 in Venice, Italy. Prince William will celebrate his 21st birthday on June 21, 2003. (Photo by Georges de Keerle/Getty Images)
Princes William and Harry with their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) in the garden of Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, 18th July 1986. William is wearing a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt.(Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Princess Diana At Highgrove With Prince William And Prince Harry Dressed In Miniature Parachute Regiment Uniforms And Playing On Their Slide In The Garden (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Princess Diana With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry Playing With A Playhouse In The Garden Of Their Home Highgrove (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales on holiday with their children, Princes William and Harry, at the Spanish royal residence Marivent Palace, August 1987. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales arriving at Aberdeen airport with her sons William and Harry for a holiday at Balmoral Castle, August 1986. Princess Diana is wearing a polo motive sweater by Mondi. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: Princess Diana And Prince William Leaving After Delivering Prince Harry To Mrs. Mynor's Nursery School. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: Diana, Princess Of Wales, Holding A Young Prince Harry In Her Arms As She Watches Trooping The Colour With Prince William And Princess Margaret From The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
BALMORAL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 18: Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry play on the banks of the River Dee, near Balmoral Castle.during a Summer vacation, on August 18, 1987, in Balmoral, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
NECKER ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - JANUARY 9: Diana, Princess of Wales, with Prince Harry ( centre ), and her Niece's and Nephew's on holiday on Necker Island , on January 9, 1989 in Necker Island, British Virgin Islands. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
BATH - MAY 30: (FILE PHOTO) Prince William, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry and Charles, Prince of Wales, attend the wedding of the Duke of Hussey's daughter in May, 1989 in Bath, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 12: (FILE PHOTO) Princess Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry at Wetherby School on September 12, 1989 in London, England. It is Prince Harry's first day at school. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Diana, The Princess Of Wales Takes Her Sons, Prince'S William, And Harry Out On The Boat ' Maid Of The Mist ' To View Niagara Falls. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
CHERTSEY, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 18: Diana, Princess of Wales, with Prince Harry, on the Depth Charge ride at Thorpe Park, Theme Park, on April 18, 1992 in Chertsey United Kingdom . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LECH, AUSTRIA - APRIL 10: Princess Diana With Princes William & Harry Skiing In Lech, Austria (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Diana Princess Of Wales, Prince William & Prince Harry Visit The 'Thorpe Park' Amusement Park. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
AUSTRIA - MARCH 30: Lech: Princess Diana, sons William and Harry going to restaurant in calash In Lech, Austria On March 30, 1993. (Photo by Laurent SOLA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
LECH, AUSTRIA - MARCH 27: Princess Diana With Prince William & Prince Harry In Sleigh During Ski Holiday In Lech, Austria. Behind Are Diana's Friends Kate Menzies And Catherine Soames (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 19: Princess Diana, Prince Harry [ Waving ] And Prince William Watching The Parade Of Veterans On V J Day, The Mall, London. Designer Of Diana's Suit - Tomasz Starzewski (please Check - People Magazine, 04/12/1999) (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
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Seward says Princess Diana told her that Prince Harry was always asking his mother to have another child, the International Business Timesreported. The young prince was reportedly fed up with being the youngest. But Princess Diana said she told Harry it was “difficult,” because she wasn’t married. But, here’s what the princess could have lost if she had remarried.

That said, Princess Diana was looking toward the future—and potentially more children. But Prince William and Prince Harry had very different views on the prospect of half-siblings.

“She said she’d love more children, and she didn’t see herself being single forever,” Seward revealed. “Harry wanted her to get married again, but William didn’t. He wanted Diana to be all there for him.”

Despite her eldest son’s wishes, Princess Diana expressed hope that she could find someone to marry who could “cope” with her, Seward said. What the princess didn’t say was that she had someone in mind. She had secretly been dating Dr. Hasnat Khan, a British-Pakistani surgeon—she even called him “The One,” just one of the things you never knew about their affair. She reportedly hoped to have two daughters with Khan, but the couple broke up shortly before her tragic accident.

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Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William visit Disney World
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Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William visit Disney World
LAKE BUENA VISTA, UNITED STATES: Prince William of Wales (front row, R) grimaces after he and friends of the royal family finished their ride 26 August 1993 on Splash Mountain at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida. Left front is Harry Soames, a companion on the three-day vacation. Other passengers are unidentified. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Lady Diana, Princess of Wales (2nd R), and family friends Catherine Soames (L) and Kate Menzies (C) leave the Jim Henson Muppets Pavilion 25 August 1993 during a visit to MGM Studios at Walt Disney World. Prince William is far right, and security personnel in the background are unidentified. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (back row, R), along with her friends Kate Menzies (back row C) and Catherine Soames (back row, L), rides 26 August 1993 the Splash Mountain ride at Disney World's Magic Kingdom during the third day of their vacation. Front row left is Prince Harry, son of Princess Diana. Other passengers are unidentified. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
PA NEWS PHOTO 26/8/93 PRINCE WILLIAM (FRONT RIGHT) ENJOYS A RIDE DOWN SPLASH MOUNTAIN IN DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES' PARTY WHO ARE HOLIDAYING IN DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA.
Diana , the Princess of Wales, right, is shown during a performance at the Indiana Jones Adventure at MGM Studios at Walt Disney World August 25. At left is Harry Soames, a friend
Diana , the Princess of Wales, reclines at a production of Beauty and the Beast in MGM Studios at Walt Disney World August 25
Diana, the Princess of Wales, is shown entering a production of Beauty and the Beast in MGM Studios at Walt Disney World with her son Prince William August 25
Diana, the Princess of Wales, (back right), is shown descending the log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, August 26, 1993. The princess and her two sons are visiting the tourist attraction for three days. REUTERS/Joe Skipper AS
Diana, the Princess of Wales, (back right), is shown descending the log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, August 26, 1993. Prince Harry is shown front left. The Princess and her two sons are visiting the tourist attraction for three days. REUTERS/Delinda Karnehm AS
Princess Diana and her son William visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, August 26, 1993. The Princess was on holiday with both her sons and some female friends. str/REUTERS ac
Diana, the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World, August 26, 1993. Prince Harry is shown in lower left. The Princess and her two sons are visiting the tourist attraction for three days. REUTERS/Marc Pesetsky AS
Diana , the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown in lower left
Diana (R), the Princess of Wales reacts after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. At left is family friend Kate Menzies
Diana , the Princess of Wales, is shown moments before descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26
Diana , the Princess of Wales, ducking in back right, is shown descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown wearing striped shirt in lower left
Diana , the Princess of Wales, ducking in back right, is shown descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26
Diana , the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown in lower left
Diana , the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown in lower left
Prince William of Great Britain, lower right, descends a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. At left is an unidentified family friend, others are security agents
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