Prince William, Harry and Kate discuss emotional struggles: We ‘have not talked enough about our mother’

Prince William, Harry and Kate discuss emotional struggles: We 'have not talked enough about our mother'

London: Britain’s Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry have given their most public comments on their emotional struggles and how the siblings’ closeness helped them cope with their mother’s death.The three have been speaking out this week as part of a high-profile Heads Together campaign, which aims to break stigmas around mental health issues and encourage people to speak openly about their emotions.
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Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the new campaign video. In a six-minute film recorded at Kensington Palace in central London on Wednesday, the trio discussed the stress of becoming new parents, dealing with trauma at work, and the death of the princes’ mother, Princess Diana, in a Paris car crash in 1997.”When you have children, it really does put your own emotions and your own life into perspective and it has been very, very interesting understanding why I get so upset about some things, why some things effect me,” William said in the clip released by his office on Friday.
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Princes Williams and Harry have both opened up about grief over their mother’s death. “I thought I was fairly straight down the line, but I feel quite a lot more than I used to.”William, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and second in line to the throne, said he had taken home some of the cases he had encountered when working as an air ambulance helicopter pilot. He and Kate also spoke of the pressure of parenthood following the birth of son George in 2013.
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“… You have no idea what you’re doing no matter how many books you read – nothing can prepare you for it,” Kate said. The first few weeks after they returned to their former home in Wales, she said, “were a steep learning curve, massively”.Earlier this week, William talked about how the shock of losing his mother still lingered 20 years after her death. Harry said … Watch The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in conversation on mental health for @heads_together #oktosay pic.twitter.com/417gqyqzk0 — Kensington Palace April 21, 2017