'You feel pain like no other pain' - William speaks about losing his mother Diana aged 15
Britain's Prince William has spoken about how losing his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997 meant he felt "pain like no other" when he was aged 15.
William told a BBC documentary on mental health of the profound effect losing Diana in a car accident had on him.
He said: "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."
"So you instantly, when you talk to someone else, you can almost see it in their eyes sometimes, and it's a weird thing to say but when someone's desperate to talk about bereavement, you can kind of pick up on it quite quick. They want to talk about it, but they want you to go first, they want you say it's ok, they want to have your permission that in that particular conversation, one-on-one, it's ok to talk about bereavement."
He went on to say that people in Britain can be "nervous about our emotions".
"We're a bit embarrassed at times. You know, the British 'stiff upper lip' thing -- that's great, and we need to have that occasionally, when times are really hard there has to be a moment for that.
"But otherwise, we've got to relax a little bit, and be able to talk about our emotions, because we're not robots."