As part of their Heads Together campaign to promote mental health awareness, Princes William and Harry revealed their feelings after the death of Lady Diana.
The royal trio appeared in a video shot in the Kensington Palace gardens on Wednesday afternoon to discuss a number of issues that were close to their hearts.
During the discussion, they addressed the issue of mourning and the two brothers opened up about the death of their mother 20 years ago in a tragic car accident.
“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?” Harry said. [via The Telegraph]
“(I thought) it’s only going to make you sad, it’s not going to bring her back. So from an emotional side, I was like ‘right, don’t ever let your emotions be part of anything.'”
On Wednesday, during a reception held at Kensington Palace for runners taking part in Sunday’s London Marathon for the Heads Together campaign, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, chatted with primary school headteacher Jamie Maloy.
He revealed to the Duchess how great it was for Prince Harry to make such a confession, telling her: “What I love is your brother-in-law talking the other day, because it just ignited it.”
“Everyone’s talking about mental health now because someone who is so famous and so much in the public eye has actually turned around and said something hit me hard – the death of a close loved one. And I think people have gone ‘good on you, because you could have never mentioned that,'” he said.
Catherine praised her brother-in-law for his courageous admission: “We all felt there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations, (so) we’ve got to do the same, you know, do the same – so he’s been brilliant.” [via The Telegraph]
Kate was very open about herself as well during the campaign, as she recently confessed how difficult it is to be a good mom.