As the 19th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death approaches, this must be a hard time for Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince William was only 15 and Prince Harry was 12 when they lost their mother.
But Prince William is using his experiences to help other teens that are dealing with the same heartbreak of losing a parent.
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At Keech Hospice Care in Luton, England, Prince William talked with Ben Hines, a 14-year-old whose mother passed away from cancer.
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He shared this message with Ben: “I know how you feel, I still miss my mother every day and it’s 20 years after she died. The important thing is to talk about it as a family. It’s OK to feel sad; it’s OK for you to miss her.”
Ben, who has autism, is the youngest of three brothers who are receiving grief care after the death of their mother in 2015.
“He gave Ben his absolute attention and you could see that it struck a chord with him,” the boys’ father, Gary Hines, told Press Association. “He put his hand on Ben’s shoulder and told him time’s a healer and to stick together and talk.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also talked with other patients and grieving families at the hospice.