Prince William Shares Touching Tribute To Princess Diana

Oct 16, 2015 at 7:53 pm |
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Prince William opened up about the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, in an emotional speech on Thursday night.

The Duke of Cambridge spoke at the 21st anniversary of the charity Child Bereavement U.K., a charity which Princess Diana helped launch in 1994, three years before she died in a car accident in 1997.

“My mother was determined to help those in need and she would have been immensely proud – as I am – of all that Child Bereavement U.K. has achieved these last 21 years,” Prince William said from the podium. “15 years later, I was honored to be invited to become patron of Child Bereavement U.K. to continue my mother’s commitment to a charity which is very dear to me.”

The charity is run by Julia Samuel, a friend of the late Princess Diana and godmother to 2-year-old Prince George. It assists U.K. families and children dealing with the loss of a parent and also terminally ill children.

“What my mother recognized back then – and what I understand now – is that grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure,” he continued. “As a father to two young children myself, I now appreciate it all the more.”

Prince William opened up about the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, in an emotional speech on Thursday night. The Duke of Cambridge spoke at the 21st anniversary of the charity Child Bereavement U.K., a charity which Princess Diana helped launch in 1994, three years before she died in a car accident in 1997. “My […]