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Prince William Talks About Losing His Mother, Princess Diana, Says it ‘Was A Pain Like No Other Pain’


Prince William Talks About Losing His Mother, Princess Diana, Says it ‘Was A Pain Like No Other Pain’

Prince William opened up about his mother Princess Diana’s death and how it affected him and his work as an air ambulance pilot.

The Duke of Cambridge talked about his mental health too as he admitted that he always felt like death was ‘just around the door’ everywhere he went.

He further said that the hardest part of his job was dealing everyday with families ‘having the worst news, they could ever possibly have’. This had left him with a ‘very depressing, very negative feeling’.

While speaking about  his late mother, the father of three  opened up about the pain of losing a mother at the tender of 15 saying that it was ‘pain like no other pain’.

William said that the characteristic ‘British stiff upper lip thing’ had its place during difficult moments, but people also need needed ‘to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots’.

Prince William made the comments during the BBC’s documentary A Royal Team Talk.

The program teamed up the prince with other professionals Peter Crouch, Thiery Henry, Danny Rose, Jermaine Jenas, and England manager Gareth Southgate as they shared about the struggles they went through in their careers. Their discussion was meant to shed light on the importance of being mentally fit.

The Duke admitted that he found the emotional side of being an air ambulance pilot ‘very difficult.’

He said that before being a pilot, he had come from the military where feelings were laid aside and a result of which he saw men struggle to deal with the war experience after they had left the forces.

William added, ‘To then go into the ambulance world, which is a much more open and actually, in some cases, very raw, emotional day-to-day stuff, where you’re dealing with families who are having the worst news they could possibly have on a day-to-day basis, it leaves you with a very depressing, very negative feeling, where you think death is just around the door everywhere I go.

 ‘That raw emotion, I just thought, listen, I cant – I could feel it brewing up inside me and I could feel it was going to take its toll and be a real problem. I had to speak about it.’

The duke said that his mother’s death meant that he could better relate to others who had suffered bereavement.

He said: ‘I’ve thought about this a lot, and I’m trying to understand why I feel like I do, but I think when you are bereaved at a very young age, any time really, but particularly at a young age, I can resonate closely to that, you feel pain like no other pain. ‘And you know that in your life it’s going to be very difficult to come across something that’s going to be even worse pain than that. ‘But it also brings you so close to all those other people out there who have been bereaved.’

Prince William together with his brother Prince Harry has recently been talking about their mother’s death and how talking about it helped them deal with loss and bereavement.

They have used their experiences to promote their Heads Together with mental health campaign, which encourages people to talk to someone or offer a listening ear to someone troubled.

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