Prince William Speaks About Death of His Mother Princess Diana for the First Time
Prince William was a young boy when his mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a horrible car crash. The Prince has never spoken about the effect his mother’s death had on him – until now.
Prince William attended the 21st anniversary dinner of the charity, Child Bereavement, a charity that assists children of military families, those of suicide victims, terminally-ill parents whose children need support coping with their inevitable death and other children devastated by the loss of a parent. Princess Diana, who helped to launch the charity in 1994, “would have been immensely proud – as I am – of all that Child Bereavement UK has achieved these last 21 years,” said Prince William.
Prince William has been a part of the charity for 15 years to continue his mother’s commitment to the charity
In a statement that alludes to the pain the second heir to the throne has endured the Prince said,
“What my mother recognized back then — and what I understand now — is that grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure.”
Prince William also revealed that “when many people slink away at the sight of a friend’s bereavement,” the charity’s staff embraces strangers at the darkest moment in their life.
Prince William spoke about his own children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte saying,
“As a father to two young children myself, I now appreciate it (the charity) all the more.”
As for how the heirs to the throne are doing? William revealed his six month old daughter was very “ladylike,” and Prince George very “lively,” and called both of his children “delightful.”
While we don’t usually hear about the effect of Princess Diana’s death on Prince William, it is nice to hear Prince William speaking publicly for the first time about his mother.