Prince Harry reflects on the loss of his mum in note for children who have lost parents

royals 23/03/2021

Prince Harry has opened up about how Princess Diana's death changed his world when he was just twelve years old.

In a heartbreaking and personal letter as a foreword to the charitable book Hospital by the Hill, which is intended to comfort children who lost someone close to them due to COVID-19, Harry wrote about Princess Di's death.

“While I wish I was able to hug you right now, I hope this story is able to provide you comfort in knowing that you’re not alone,” Harry wrote in the forward.

“When I was a young boy I lost my mum. At the time, I didn’t want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge hole inside of me. I know how you feel, and I want to assure you that over time that hole will be filled with so much love and support.”

Prince Harry explained, "We all cope with loss in a different way, but when a parent goes to heaven, I was told their spirit, their love and the memories of them do not. They are always with you and you can hold onto them forever. I find this to be true." 

"You may feel alone, you may feel sad, you may feel angry, you may feel bad. This feeling will pass. And I will make a promise to you—you will feel better and stronger once you are ready to talk about how it makes you feel."