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Prince William Opens up about the Pain of Losing his Mother Princess Diana in Touching Tribute

Prince William Opens up about the Pain of Losing his Mother Princess Diana in Touching Tribute

Twenty years after she was killed in a car crash in Paris, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has said the “shock” of his mother’s death is still with him.

The then 15-year-old Prince, who says he still feels the pain, was with his grandmother, the queen, when he was woken up to be told of his mother, Princess Diana‘s tragic death.

The now 34-year-old opened up about his grief in an emotional conversation with a mother who lost both her young son and husband within days, BBC reveals.

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”I still have shock within me – people say it can’t last that long but it does. It’s such an unbelievably big moment in your life and it never leaves you, you just learn to deal with it.

”The shock is the biggest thing, and I still feel it 20 years later about my mother,” he told the grieving mother.

“As you can see, you know, I have my reasons for being involved with mental health what happened to me with my mum, when I was younger but equally the charitable work I do at the moment and the areas that I’m involved in, it all comes back to mental health,” he added.

This comes after his brother, Prince Harry, spoke out earlier this week in an interview about the struggles he went through after the 1997 car crash that killed their mom.

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Harry, 32, revealed to The Daily Telegraph that he almost had multiple breakdowns over the years and that he had received counselling to cope with the impact of her death.

”For a lot of my 20s, I was a problem,” he admitted. “My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help?” he said of his teens and 20s.

He concluded that the long suppression of his grief eventually led to “two years of total chaos.”

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