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Prince William comforts boy who recently lost his mother, and shares his own memories of Diana, Princess of Wales

Prince William opened up about the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales this week during a visit to Luton where he met a 14-year-old boy who recently lost his mother.

The Duke of Cambridge told Ben Hinds, who recently lost his mother to cancer, that “time makes it easier”.

He continued: “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 okay to feel sad. It’s okay for you to miss her.”

 The 34-year-old Prince made the comments during a visit to visit Keech Hospice in Luton. This is where Ben’s mother, Alexandra, died last year to cancer.
Ben, alongside his brothers Thomas and Richard, told the second-in-line to the throne how the hospice have played a important part in their lives since their mother’s death through methods including grief counselling and music therapy.

Speaking after the visit, the boys’ father, Gary Hinds, said: “I was getting all choked up towards the end when Ben was talking about his mum.

“He gave Ben his absolute attention. You could see that it struck a chord with him.”

The Duke, alongside his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, visited Keech Hospice to speak to staff, patients, volunteers and sponsors about the important work that happens there. The charity this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Last month, William’s brother, Prince Harry, also spoke out about his mother’s death, saying that one of his biggest regrets was not being open about his loss.

To promote his Heads Together initiative, Harry said: “I really regret not ever talking about it. For the first 28 years of my life, I never talked about it.”

The late Princess died as a result of a car accident in Paris back in 1997.

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