When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a UK bereavement charity recently -- the purpose of which was to help parents and children come to terms with their losses -- Wills let his guard down and shared bits and pieces of how he feels about losing his mom, Princess Diana, to a car crash in 1997. During a speech, he stated: "You realize I've been in similar circumstances. I think you're very brave coming into a situation like this and talking about yourselves. I feel like I should give you all a hug."
The prince reportedly gave "a huge boost" to those grieving the loss of loved ones, and he was apparently so moved by the experience that he "showed many his compassion with a cuddle."
Wills of course was there as part of an official engagement and to help support others, but understandably, he, too, is still dealing with the death of his mother. And for that, he has Kate Middleton to lean on.
Throughout the event, Kate was by her husband's side for support, standing quietly next to him, as he listened to stories of bereavement and shared his own.
It can't be an easy thing for Kate -- supporting her husband who lost his mother. I mean, yes, it's easy to be there for him, but speaking as someone who's lost a parent themselves, no matter how close you are with a person, unless they've been through the same thing, there's really not much that can be said or done. It's a fine and tricky line.
Since they met, Kate has been compared to Diana -- and that has to be both awkward and difficult. Not only are Diana's big shoes to fill, Kate wants to treat the entire situation with respect, as it's her husband's late mother. And you know what? She seems to be doing a fine job. Kate Middleton isn't a "robot", people. She's just quiet, respectful, and supportive.
How do you think Kate Middleton is handling Princess Diana?
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