In the middle of the tsunami due to the interview that the Dukes of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Henry has spoken of the feelings he had after the death of his mother. He has done so in a book on mourning for the youngest, where the youngest son of Diana of Wales uses his experience to give some advice and words of comfort to those who have lost a parent or loved one to covid- 19.
“When I was a child, I lost my mother”, writes Prince Henry in the book Hospital by the Hill, a text on sale on the internet from March 19, published on the occasion of the UK’s National Day of Reflection, which takes place this week. Written by Chris Connaughton and illustrated by Fay Troote, it tells the story of a young woman facing the death of her mother, who worked on the front lines at a hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. The book is also offered free of charge to any child or young person in the UK who has suffered the loss of a loved one during the pandemic.
The prince refers to the death of his mother, Lady Di, who passed away in a car accident when he was only 12 years old. She even shares her experience and the feelings she experienced at the time to give her advice to those facing this ordeal. “At the time, I didn’t want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge void in me. I know how you feel and I want to make sure that over time this void is filled with lots of love and support. We all deal with pain in different ways, but when a parent goes to heaven, I have been told that their spirit, love, and memories don’t go away. They are always with you and you can keep them forever ”. And he adds: “You may feel lonely, you may feel sad, you may feel angry, you may feel bad. This feeling will pass. You will feel better and stronger when you are ready to talk about how you feel. I hope this book helps you remember how special your father or loved one was. And how are you too ”.
In the text, the youngest son of Carlos de Inglaterra reiterates his praise for the attention of the hospital nursing staff, addressing the young readers of the book. “I never met her, but I know that this person was special to you and that she was incredibly kind, loving and caring because of where she chose to work,” she writes. And he adds: “Helping others is one of the most important jobs you can do.”
Henry of England spent many years unable to cope with the loss of his mother, as he himself revealed. The arrival in his life of Meghan Markle helped him open up and close his grief. In recent years, the prince has referred to Diana of Wales on many occasions, the last in the interview with Winfrey, where he said that he could not imagine what it must have been for the princess to face alone the information that appeared about her life in the tabloids and the persecution of photographers. Enrique has always blamed the press for his mother’s death and has shown his fear that his wife, Meghan Markle, would be the next victim. The prince has also recently referred to how he lived in shock at the funeral of his mother as a 12-year-old boy who was made to walk behind the coffin before the eyes of thousands of people.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.