“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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