Prince William has opened up about losing his mother Princess Diana during an emotional speech
The 33-year-old gave a moving talk at the 21st birthday for Child Bereavement UK at Banqueting House, speaking of his admiration for his late mother.
“Twenty-one years ago last month, my mother attended the launch of the Child Bereavement Charity,” he said.
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“Fifteen years later, I was honoured to be invited to become Patron of Child Bereavement UK to continue my mother’s commitment to a charity which is very dear to me.
“What my mother recognised back then – and what I understand now – is that grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure.
“But my mother was determined to help those in need and she would have been immensely proud – as I am – of all that Child Bereavement UK has achieved these last 21 years.”
William was just 15 when his mother was killed in a car accident in a Paris tunnel on August 31 1997.