Prince William's anguish over Diana's death

Prince William has opened up about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, saying the pain of her passing still lives with him.

 

In a new BBC documentary, the dad-of-two says the sudden shock of losing his mother is as raw now as it was 20 years ago.

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The Prince opened up to a grieving woman on the documentary, candidly explaining how Diana’s tragic death affected him.

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Prince William has spoken out in a BBC documentary about the death of his mother. Photo: Getty

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Princess Diana died in 1997 when William was 15 and Harry just 12. Photo: Getty

“I still have shock within me,” he said.

“The shock is the biggest thing, and I still feel it 20 years later about my mother.”

“People think shock can't last that long, but it does. It's such an unbelievably big moment in your life and it never leaves you, you just learn to deal with it.”

The Prince’s admission comes just days after his brother, Prince Harry, revealing that he sought professional help to deal with Diana’s death.

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William says he never got over the shock of losing his mother. Photo: Getty

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Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. Photo: Getty

Diana was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris in August 1997.

Prince William was 15 at the time of her passing, while Prince Harry was 12.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Prince Harry said he had “probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions" as he tried to deal with his grief.

“My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help?,” he wrote.

Prince Harry recently revealed that he sough counseling after Diana died. Photo: Getty

“So I was a typical 20, 25, 28-year-old running around going ‘life is great’, or ‘life is fine’ and that was exactly it.”

Harry went on to say it was his brother, Prince William, who convinced him to seek professional help.

“And then [I] started to have a few conversations and actually all of a sudden, all of this grief that I have never processed started to come to the forefront and I was like, there is actually a lot of stuff here that I need to deal with,” he said.

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