Prince William Bravely Opens Up About His Mother's Battle With Bulimia


In recent years, Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about how the death of their mother affected them. They both struggled greatly and they found that talking about it helped them, and others. Now the princes are furthering their mental health awareness work by talking about their mother's struggle with bulimia


British broadcaster Channel Four has a new documentary called Wasting Away: The Truth About Anorexia and Prince William is featured in it. In the film, Will shared how he was proud of his mom for sharing the fact she had an eating disorder with the world. "Mental health needs to be taken as seriously as physical health," he said. We couldn't agree more.

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The revelation about Diana's battle with bulimia came after her divorce from Prince Charles. It was in 1995 when Diana spoke with the BBC's Martin Bashir and said, "I had bulimia for a number of years, and that's like a secret disease ... It's a repetitive pattern which is very destructive to yourself. It was a symptom of what was going on in my marriage." Diana's candid interview was shocking at the time, but it was something that needed to be talked about in the open. She was definitely brave, and her work and advocacy was truly helping people. Her children had an incredible role model in so many ways.

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There was and still is a stigma surrounding mental health and its many symptoms. Prince William, Prince Harry, and Princess Kate Middleton are carrying on this very important work and awareness by sharing their own stories as well as making sure those who need help have the proper resources. Princess Diana was most certainly courageous ... and her children are as well. I think we can all agree that she would be very proud of her brave and loving sons.

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