It has been two decades since the People’s Princess passed away and she will be remembered in a year-long celebration. Recently, Prince William also opens up on how he felt “very angry” when his mother Princess Diana died.
The Duke of Cambridge, along with wife Kate Middleton, visited a children’s bereavement center in London this week. The royal couple sat with families in a day of crafting through creating memory jars to honor loved ones who have passed away.
“Very Personal” Connection
One particular child connected with the prince. The mother of Shinobi Irons, a 12-year-old boy who lost his grandmother and godmother, shared how the Duke of Cambridge opened up to them about dealing his own loss when his mother died.
According to E! Online, Lorna, Shinobi’s mother, told a royal correspondent that the prince shared to her son something “very personal” and “very special.” Prince William said that he was 15 years old when his own mother passed away. And at the time, he felt “very angry” and “found it very difficult to talk about it.”
Shinobi’s mother also said how the prince imparts that it is important to talk about one’s feelings. Indeed, it is a moving revelation by the prince who connects with children like Shinobi who suffered loss and provide them comfort.
Princess Diana’s 20th Anniversary
Twenty years have passed since the tragic passing of Princess Diana. But through the years, the widely-loved princess is still remembered.
To honor her memory, a year-long celebration will be conducted by The Diana Award which is a charity established for the princess’ belief on the young generation and their positive power. The late Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, will also join in the planning of the multiple events.
While there are no details revealed yet, Prince Harry and Prince William will most likely take part in the events. The two, who lost their mother at a young age, have been vocal recently about how it was not easy for them to accept the tragic loss.