Prince Harry's public persona is that of the fun-loving, jokester younger brother who's usually in an upbeat mood. That's why a recent clip of him somberly expressing regret over an issue related to his late mother has people gasping--and wanting to comfort him.
In an uncharacteristically serious moment, the Prince expressed regret over not speaking earlier about the impact of losing his mother, Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in 1997 when he was just 12 years old.
"I really regret not ever talking about it. For the first 28 years of my life, I never talked about it," the 31-year royal said at a Kensington Palace barbecue, while speaking to former British soccer star Rio Ferdinand, who lost his wife last year. Ferdinand had sought out advice on how to speak to his children about their grief.
He also shared an important message that we all can learn from.
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"It is okay to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem," he said.
The much talked-about clip is below.
We're so glad Harry finally began opening up publicly three years ago about the loss of his beloved mom--and that he's willing to share with others why doing so was so important to his grief and healing process.
Just another reason he's one of our all-time favorite royals!
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That elbow brush seems to say, "Hey, walk closer to me!"