Prince William & Prince Harry Open Up About Their Intense Bond

Prince William and Prince Harry
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Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry have made it their mission to open up an honest conversation about mental and emotional health. In a new video for their Heads Together campaign, the royal brothers brought up their mother's death, and how they wished they'd handled the emotions differently over the years.


The threesome talked a lot about the personal issues they've faced in their own journeys as part of the #OKtoSay series. The effort is aimed at addressing the positive effects of being open about feelings and emotional changes, and each of them has been honest about what's challenged them in their own lives.

Of course William and Harry had a major trauma in their teen years, when Princess Diana was killed when they were just 15 and 12. In the video, Kate asked her hubby and brother-in-law if they've been thinking more about how they coped with the tragedy at such young ages.

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George and Charlotte's dad said, "We have been brought closer as a result of the circumstances as well. You are uniquely bonded because of what we've been through. Even Harry and I though, over the years, have not talked enough about our mother."

Harry couldn't agree more, as he chimed in, "Never enough." Our favorite royal redhead also recently talked about his mother's death during an interview with the Telegraph for its Mad World podcast. He said that he spent nearly 20 years "sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help?"

He confessed that he refused to acknowledge his emotions about it, because he thought it was only going to make him sad and bring him down. However, he said that his big bro was a major help in getting him to confront his hangup over it.

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"My brother, you know, bless him, he was a huge support to me," said Harry. "He kept saying, 'This is not right, this is not normal. You need to talk to [someone] about stuff. It's okay.'" 

We're so glad that William and Harry have been able to open up about their own emotional challenges dealing with such a tragedy. It sucks, but it's so important to be open when you're dealing with the hard knocks of life. Hopefully they can continue to lower the stigma of speaking out about mental health and emotional well-being. 

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