Saturday 1 October 2016

'I miss her every day' - Prince William recalls losing Diana as he comforts grieving boy (14)

Published 25/08/2016 | 08:27

Kate Middleton and Prince William listen to a speech during their visit to Keech Hospice Care in Luton, north of London, on August 24, 2016. Photo: EDDIE KEOGH/AFP/Getty Images
Kate Middleton and Prince William listen to a speech during their visit to Keech Hospice Care in Luton, north of London, on August 24, 2016. Photo: EDDIE KEOGH/AFP/Getty Images
The Princess of Wales takes her sons William and Harry out on the boat 'Maid of the Mist' at Niagara Falls, October 1991. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Prince William has opened up about losing his mother during a visit to a hopsice.

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The Duke of Cambridge opened up about the pain of losing his mother so young during a visit to a hospice in Luton on Wednesday.

Britain's Prince William comforts grieving boy Ben Hindes (14). Photo: PA
Britain's Prince William comforts grieving boy Ben Hindes (14). Photo: PA

According to the Telegraph, William comforted a young boy, Ben Hines (14) who lost his mother Alexandra in 2015 and reminded him that he wasn't alone in his grief.

"Time makes it easier," he told Ben.

"I know how you feel. I still miss my mother every day – and it's 20 years after she died."

William was just 15-years-old when Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in August, 1997.

The Earl Spencer, Prince William, Prince Harry and The Prince of Wales waiting as the hearse carrying the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales prepares to leave Westminster Abbey following her funeral service in September 1997. Fiona Hanson/PA Wire
The Earl Spencer, Prince William, Prince Harry and The Prince of Wales waiting as the hearse carrying the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales prepares to leave Westminster Abbey following her funeral service in September 1997. Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Ben had just spoken emotionally about his favourite memories of his mother who died at 40 and according to Ben's father, it was obvious that his son's story had "struck a chord" with the prince.

He said that William gave the youngster his "absolute attention" while he talked about his mother and how much he missed her.

The 34-year-old royal advised Ben, the youngest of three brothers who were at the hospice, on why it's so important to talk about his feelings with his family.

 "As four boys, you have to talk a lot better, we're not good sharers. It's a classic example of lots of talking needed," he said.

"The important thing is to talk about it as a family, it's okay to feel sad, it's okay for you to miss her."

"Promise me you will talk to each other," he asked the family.

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