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Read What Prince William Told a Young Boy About Grief

Aug. 25, 2016

The child was mourning his mother's death

Prince William was just 15 years old when his mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash in Paris. Now, the royal is offering up his advice on grief: “Time makes it easier.”

In a visit to a hospice center, Prince William met 14-year-old Ben Hines, a young boy mourning his mother’s death. “I know how you feel. I still miss my mother every day – and it’s 20 years after she died,” the Duke of Cambridge said, according to the Telegraph.

He also noted that men are notoriously bad at sharing their feelings, and made Hines and his two brothers and father promise to lean on each other for support.

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After the visit, Prince William and Kate Middleton made their way to Youthscape, a project for young women suffering mental illnesses. The couple has recently been outspoken about the topic of mental health, supporting programs in the UK on the topic.

Read more about the visits at the Telegraph.