January 27, 2021

Prince William: Parenthood brought Diana death emotions

Prince William has revealed that becoming a father brought back painful emotions he felt following his mother’s death when he was 15 years old.

The Duke of Cambridge, who has three children with his wife Catherine, said feelings from a “traumatic” event can resurface when becoming a parent.

He told a BBC documentary on mental health that he found things “overwhelming” at times.

His mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Prince William, father to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, said that he and Catherine support one another during those difficult times.

He was speaking to former professional footballer Marvin Sordell for the programme focusing on men’s mental health and football.

Ex-Bolton Wanderers striker Sordell described becoming a father as “the hardest time in my life”, adding that he struggled with his emotions and found it challenging as he did not grow up with a father.

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