PRINCE WILLIAM revealed he still suffers from grief over losing his mother at a young age in a candid interview with footballer Martin Sordell.
The Duke of Cambridge was only 15-years-old in 1997 when Princess Diana died following a fatal car collision in Paris. 23 years on from the accident and the prince has spoken out on how he still mourns his mother’s death, as he opened up to Martin Sordell on his BBC One programme Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health.
In the candid interview, William touched on being a father of three children, as he described the impact they had on his life.
He said: “Having children is the biggest life-changing moment.”
Before going on to address losing Diana as a young man, and the effect it had upon him emotionally.
Prince William revealed he still suffers with grief over losing his mother at a young age. (Image: BBC)
23 years on from the accident and the prince has spoke out on he still mourns his mother’s death. (Image: BBC)
He said: “I agree with you, when you have been through something traumatic in life, like your dad not being around, my mother dying when I was younger, your emotions come back in these environments, it’s a very different phase in life and there’s no one there to help you.”
The prince also paid a sweet tribute to his wife, Kate Middleton as he credited her for helping him through his “dark days”.
“I definitely find it at times, overwhelming,” he confessed. “
Me and Katherine we support each other, we go through those moments together and we evolve and learn together.
“But emotionally, things come out of the blue that you don’t expect or you think you have maybe dealt with. So I can completely relate about children coming along.”
He opened up to Martin Sordell on his BBC One programme Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health. (Image: GETTY)
William has three children with Kate, who he been married to for nine years as they currently remain in lockdown together at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
Speaking on becoming a dad for the first time, William described the moment as “amazing”.
He revealed: “It’s the most amazing moment of life, and one of the most scariest.”
He then told Marvin: “Your dad would be very proud of you.”
The prince also paid a sweet tribute to his wife, Kate Middleton as he credited her for helping him through his “dark days”. (Image: GETTY)
The programme is part of William’s Heads Up initiative that tackles men and their mental health. (Image: GETTY)
Marvin then reassured William, as he added: “Your mum would be proud of you too.”
The programme is part of William’s Heads Up initiative that tackles men and their mental health.
The duke is incorporating football in order to get British men talking about their wellbeing, as male suicide is the largest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
In 2015, 75 per cent of all suicides were male according to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Kare and William timeline. (Image: EXPRESS)
William has first hand been affected by anxiety and is now using his large platform to help others open up about their feelings.
During the episode, he spoke out on tough subjects, such as living with anxiety, depression and suicide.
With the Heads Up campaign, William is opening up the Royal Family to a new demographic.
An avid footballer fan, the Prince has been a long time supporter of Aston Villa and often attends games at their stadium.
Prince has been a long time supporter of Aston Villa, and often attends games at the stadium. (Image: GETTY)
Mental health in football has been a topic of concern for many years, Gary Speed took his own life 2011 shocking footballer fans across the globe.
Other footballers have also opened up on suffering depression and alcohol abuse.
Prince William is using the sport to help an incredibly wide range of society begin to talk about their emotions and discuss feelings.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK