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Prince William tells bereaved teen how he misses mum Diana

By Jack Hardy

Published 25/08/2016

Evie Farmer presents a posy to the Duchess
Evie Farmer presents a posy to the Duchess
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits Hayward Tyler on August 24, 2016 in Luton, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Duke of Cambridge has shared the experiences of losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, while comforting a family who had recently experienced loss.

During a visit to Keech Hospice Care in Luton, William rested his hand on the shoulder of Ben Hines (14), who lost his own mother Alexandra in June 2015 at the age of 40. Recalling dealing with his bereavement on the eve of the 19th anniversary of Diana's death, William advised Ben, who suffers from autism, and his family to talk through their grief.

Resting his hand on the boy's shoulder, William said: "Time makes it easier.

"I know how you feel, I still miss my mother every day and it's 20 years after she died.

"The important thing is to talk about it as a family, it's okay to feel sad, it's okay for you to miss her."

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