Prince William has spoken about how he felt on learning of his mother’s death

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Diana, Princess of Wales runs to hug her young sons; Harry and William, after arriving last night for a six-day visit to Canada. 23 10 1991 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Diana, Princess of Wales runs to hug her young sons; Harry and William, after arriving last night for a six-day visit to Canada. 23 10 1991 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

‘Numb’ Prince William recounts his feelings on hearing about death of Princess Diana

Prince William has spoken about how he felt on learning of his mother’s death, Princess Diana, saying he felt “numb”.

Prince William has said how he felt on learning of his mother’s death, saying: “I remember feeling completely disorientated. Numb. And you feel very, very confused. And you keep asking yourself ‘why me?’ What have I done? Why’s this happened to us?”

His younger brother, Prince Harry, also said he felt “disbelief” over the shocking news.

Prince William Photo (C) BBC
Prince William Photo (C) BBC

He told the BBC: “Disbelief. Refused to accept it.

“There was no sudden outpouring of grief. Of course there wasn’t.

I don’t think anyone in that position at that age would be able to understand that that concept means.”

Harry continued: “One of the hardest thing a parent has to do is to tell your children that the other parent has died. How you deal with that, I don’t know but he [Prince Charles] was there for us. He was one out of two left.

Foral tributes placed in front of Kensington Palace Photo (C) EPA
Foral tributes placed in front of Kensington Palace Photo (C) EPA

“He tried to do his best and look after us and make sure we were protected. He was going through the same grieving process.”

Prince William continued: “We had no idea the reaction to her death would be so huge.”

“We’d go looking for her to talk to her or play and she’d be crying and when that was the case it was because of the press. There’d be photographers on the way to the gym… outside… Just trying to do day to day stuff.

Prince Harry speaking on the BBC documentary on Diana Photo (C) BBC
Prince Harry speaking on the BBC documentary on Diana Photo (C) BBC

“The damage for me was just being a little boy 8,9, 10 just wanting to protect your mum and seeing her very upset.

“Every time she went outside there would be a pack of people waiting, like a pack of dogs. Followed her, chased her, harassed her. Called her names. Spat at her. Tried to get a reaction to get that photograph of her lashing out.”

Princess Diana, 7 Days Prince William reveals mother ‘walked beside him’ at funeral Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana, 7 Days Prince William reveals mother ‘walked beside him’ at funeral Photo (C) GETTY

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

Tags: Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Diana’s Death, Princess Diana’s Funeral, Princess Diana’s Death News, Princess Diana Death News Grieving Process, Death would be so huge 

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