Prince William Reveals Struggles With Mental Health Issues After The Tragic Loss Of His Mother Princess Diana
London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Prince William has spoken candidly about his struggles with mental health issues after the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana, describing his bereavement as a “pain like no other pain”
Prince William says the untimely death of his beloved mother Princess Diana forever changed his life.
William, who is also known as the Duke of Cambridge, was 15 when the Princess died.
Her death sparked an unexpected outpouring of grief in Britain and around the world.
Over a million people lined London’s streets for her funeral procession, and it is estimated that nearly 2 billion people watched the funeral’s television broadcast worldwide.
In a preview for the BBC special A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health, which aims to help others talk about their emotions, specifically men, William, 36, opens up about his own experience with grief.
It’s going to be very difficult to come across something that’s going to be even worse than that,” Prince William said.
“I think when you are bereaved at a very young age, anytime really, but particularly at a young age — I can resonate closely to that — you feel a pain like no other pain,” William says in the clip.
The Prince also disclosed that his work as an air ambulance pilot triggered unwelcome feelings, as it made him feel that death was just “around the door”.
“You’re dealing with families who are having the worst news they could ever possibly have on a day-to-day basis — that’s quite a burden to carry and feel.
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However, William notes that although losing a loved one can be very challenging to overcome, he found strength in sharing his story with those who experienced the same.
He said the “British stiff upper lip thing” worked when times were hard, but people need “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots.”
This isn’t the first time Prince William has opened up about his mental health. Back in September 2018, the Duke of Cambridge revealed that he faced constant sadness while serving as a pilot for the Royal Air Force and an air ambulance pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Princess Diana died in 1997 as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris.