Prince William comforts grieving schoolboy who lost his mum
The Duke of Cambridge lost his mother when he was only 15-years-old.
Prince William has comforted a grieving schoolboy who lost his mum last year.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were visiting a charity in Burnley, Lancashire when they met the 11-year-old.
Schoolboy Deacon Glover lost his mum Grace last year. She was only 28-years-old. Prince William comforted the young boy after he learned about his loss.
The dad-of-three, who lost his own mother, Princess Diana at just 15, told him things will get better.
"I know how you feel. It gets easier," he told young Deacon.
The future king spent about 15 minutes talking to him and his great-grandmother during their visit. The charity is in one of the most deprived areas of Lancashire.
Prince William and Kate shared: "This small charity called Church on the Street is creating vital support for those struggling with homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues.
The couple said you feel a sense of support and community from the moment you walk in.
The charity was founded by Pastor Mick, who faced his own difficulties in the past. He is now helping people on the streets in Lancashire.
"The initiative provides much-needed food, clothing, hot showers, clean clothes, mental health support, care, and advice to hundreds of people daily who are struggling with mental health, addiction, and homelessness issues," they said.
The visit to Burnley marked The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first engagement of the year.
2022 will be a major year for Prince William and Kate as they take on a more senior role.