Prince William Talks About The Death Of His Mother

“Losing a close family member is one of the hardest experiences that anyone can endure,” he said yesterday. “Never being able to say the word ‘mummy’ again in your life sounds like a small thing… However, for many, including me, it’s now really just a word – hollow and evoking memories.”

William, 26, was speaking at an event for the Child Bereavement Charity’s Remember on Mother’s Day campaign, which reminds people “to spare a thought for those mothers bereaved of a child or those children bereaved of their Mum.” Mother’s Day is celebrated in Britain on March 22.

Prince William told the audience at the event that he supports the campaign wholeheartedly, saying, “I too have felt – and still feel – the emptiness on such a day as Mother’s Day…. For those who have lost the one they love, rest assured they will be watching over you.”

William was 15 years old and his brother Harry was 12 when Diana was killed in a car crash in 1997.

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  1. Amanda

    I really loved Princess Diana, she was a wonderful mum and human being. I still miss her to this day, I understand exactly what William is saying, I lost my mother six years ago to cancer and Mothers Day is a very sad day for me as well. I wish him all the best and I’m very glad he is continuing his mothers charity work. She would be very proud of him and his brother Harry.

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  2. Sherry

    William nailed it when he said that never being able to say “mummy” again is so painful. Such a small word, “mom”, that is never to be uttered again after you’ve lost yours is “hollow feeling”. Thank God for children and grandchildren though! I hope he finds the peace that has been missing in his life when he finds the right person to make a life with and has Diana’s granchildren. He will have her back then.

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