Prince William makes heartbreaking statement about the loss of Princess Diana 1 year ago

Prince William makes heartbreaking statement about the loss of Princess Diana

Just heartbreaking.

Prince William and Prince Harry lost their mum, Princess Diana, in 1997 when they were aged fifteen and twelve.

Both men have spoken briefly about the loss before and it's always very clear to see how much the terrible tragedy impacted them.

This week, Prince William featured on A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health, a programme emphasising the importance of mental health.

Alongside football stars, Jermaine Jenas, Thierry Henry, Gareth Southgate, Danny Rose and Peter Crouch, the dad of three featured in a panel discussion.

He was asked about bereavement by the show's presenter Dan Walker and his answer is straight from the heart and painfully sad as he sums up the harsh reality of losing a parent.

Prince William said that it is "a pain like no other pain" and particularly hard when it happens as a child.

"I think when you are bereaved at a very young age, any time really, but particularly at a young age, I can resonate closely to that, you feel pain like no other pain.

And you know that in your life it's going to be very difficult to come across something that's going to be even worse pain than that. But it also brings you so close to all those other people out there who have been bereaved".

He also said that it is something you can see in other people if they have suffered the same loss, particularly in their eyes.

"When you talk to someone else, you can almost see it in their eyes sometimes, and it's a weird thing to say but when someone's desperate to talk about bereavement, you can kind of pick up on it quite quickly".

These words will mean a lot to people who have been through the same devastating experience and it's fantastic to see the Duke of Cambridge speak so openly about his own personal loss.