Prince William Shares Emotional Moment With Little Girl Who Lost Her Dad

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Prepare for your daily cry thanks to the beautiful work Prince William is doing with Child Bereavement UK. The charity gives support to kids and their families who struggle with the loss of a loved one, and Will took the time to talk to a 9-year-old girl whose father passed away from pancreatic cancer. He shared with her that he lost his mom when he was young, too.


It was a moment that nearly brought the little girl's mother to tears. The 9-year-old, Aoife, was working on a memory jar in honor of her late father. She told Will that she picked bright colors because her dad loved those colors best and was a gardener. People magazine reported that Will told the child, "Do you know what happened to me? You know I lost my mummy when I was very young too. I was [15] and my brother was 12. So we lost our mummy when we were young as well. Do you speak about your daddy? It's very important to talk about it, very, very important."

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Aoife's mom, Marie, told reporters she was emotional when Will was talking to her daughter. And she loves his message for her and all the families at Child Bereavement UK -- talking is so important. Aoife also said how sweet it was for Will to talk to her. She said it made her feel that others understand how she feels. 

We love that the prince is a part of this important organization, and he can truly understand what these children are going through. It is no doubt difficult work for him, emotionally, but work he knows he must do to help others.

Kate was there with Will as well and both helped the kids as they made their memory jars. These jars are layers of salts in different colors. The kids choose the colors to represent a memory of the loved one who has passed. 

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According to People, another mom, Lorna Ireland, told reporters that Will also spoke with her 12-year-old son, Shinobi Irons, who was dealing with the loss of his grandmother and godmother. Ireland shared that Will told her son about how angry he was when his mother died, and how he didn't talk about it. But he learned how important it is to talk about it, and got that message to Shinobi.

This is such important work William is doing in helping kids to open up about some of their most difficult feelings and emotions, and a time when they need it most. As always, we are impressed and thankful for all he does for others. And we think it continues to help him heal as well. 

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