Prince Harry Shares Heartbreaking Regret About Aftermath of His Mom's Death

prince harryIt was only three years ago that Prince Harry spoke openly about the loss of his mother, Princess Diana. He was only 12 years old when his mom died and Harry is now sharing about his struggle in talking about her death and how he regrets not speaking about it sooner. 


While at a fundraiser for "Heads Together," a mental health campaign that the royals run to help eliminate the stigma attached and allow people to feel comfortable talking and getting help, Harry said when referencing his mother's death and his grief, "I really regret not ever talking about it." Now that he is 31, he has that hindsight that a 12-year-old him didn't have. What we can be happy about is that Harry seems to be okay with talking about it now, his healing continues, and in speaking out about this, he is helping others heal. Simply saying those words allows those who hear them to know that they are not alone in the feeling that sometimes after a tragic event in life, we want to hide, to close our doors and hearts to anyone who wants to help. But talking about it can help open the pathway to healing. Simply expressing yourself to others can help.

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When Harry spoke with soccer player Rio Ferdinand at the Heads Together initiative, Ferdinand shared about his challenges after he lost his wife to cancer, specifically with their children. Ferdinand said about his friend Prince Harry, "He's gone through different stages in his life that my kids are going to be going towards. So to get some of his experiences is very rewarding for me and very educational in many ways."  

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Harry is opening up about his struggles after the loss of him mom in order to help kids going through what he went through. We cannot commend him for this enough. Harry told the BBC, "It is okay to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem." 

We applaud Harry and his message of hope and self-care while helping others. He has been through a lot in his young life, and he has selflessly given a lot as well. That's a trait we know he inherited from his wonderful mom. 


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