Prince William Gives Heartbreaking but Beautiful Advice to Teen Who Lost His Mom

prince williamThe heartbreak Prince William has over the death of his mom, Princess Diana, is still very much felt even 19 years later. And those emotions were very evident in the words the prince shared with a 14-year-old he met during a visit to hospice.

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Will was only 15 years old when his mother was killed in a car crash -- and his words to 14-year-old Ben Hines were an incredible gesture of reaching out to someone who is experiencing the same heartbreak he felt when he was just about the same age.

According to Hello! magazine, Ben's mom passed away in June of 2015, and he was attending this charity event where Will was with Princess Kate Middleton on the eve of the 19th anniversary of the day Princess Diana died. It was no doubt an emotional day and Will said to Ben, "I know how you feel. I miss my mother every day. It's okay to feel sad."

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The fact that Will can share his feelings and talk to kids about it -- kids who are experiencing the same pain he did as a kid -- is such a beautiful way to help others. Ben is one of four brothers in his family, and he is the youngest. Will told him to talk to his brothers about their feelings and their mom. He also told Ben that "time makes it easier. ... 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."  

We can feel the heaviness in his words just by reading them. The prince is a sensitive soul, and a deep thinker. He has been through so much and has overcome a lot. It is in helping others who also experienced loss that he also helps himself in dealing with it all. It's truly a beautiful thing for him to reach out to others, especially kids.

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At the hospice event, Ben's older brother told Will that he promises him that they will talk to each other, and keep up communication between the siblings. It is that support that Will stressed is so important.

The royal couple touched many hearts while there -- Kate also gave hugs upon request to a brother and sister who lost their brother. We can't stop thinking about the exchange between Will and Ben, though. It was a talk that must have deeply touched the prince, and one where he really hoped he helped the young boy to find the way to deal with his grief in the best way possible.

 

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