Prince William & Harry Open Up to Kate About Losing Their Mom (VIDEO)
As part of their Heads Together campaign, the royals have been addressing the positive effects of opening up about emotional changes in a new series titled “#OktoSay.”
In the newest video, Prince William and Harry opened up to Princess Kate about the loss of their mother, Princess Diana.
“We never really talked about losing a mom at such a young age,” the younger prince said in the latest video. “And when you talk to other people’s families and little kids and stuff you think, ‘Wow, I don’t want them to have to go through the same thing.’
“You want to help as much as you can and empower them to have that conversation. To be brave enough for themselves to talk about it at a young age rather than bottling it up.”
The Duchess of Cambridge then asked the brothers if working with the campaign has made them think about how they coped with their mother’s death when they were teenagers.
Prince William and Prince Harry were only 15 and almost 13, respectively, when their mother died.
“We have been brought closer as a result of the circumstances,” the Duke of Cambridge said. “You are uniquely bonded because of what we’ve been through.
“Even Harry and I though, over the years, have not talked enough about our mother.”
“Never enough,” Prince Harry agreed.
“I always thought to myself, ‘What’s the point of bringing up the past? What’s the point of bringing up something that’s only going to make you sad? And it ain’t gonna change it. It ain’t gonna bring her back,’” the 32-year-old continued.
“When you start thinking like that it could be really damaging. And [Prince William] always said to me, ‘You got to sit down and think about the memories.’ But for me it was like, ‘Don’t want to think about it.’”
“You have to prioritize your mental health,” Prince William added. “It’s very easy to run away from it.
“Someone has to take the lead and force that conversation.”
The trio also went on to discuss the upcoming marathon, in which they’re asking each runner to wear a Heads Together headband to support their organization.
Kate also opened up about the emotional change she went through after the birth of her first child Prince George, and what that was like for both her and Prince William.
You can watch the full clip above.
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