Prince William comforts orphans: "I know how you feel"

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Prince William comforts orphans: "I know how you feel"
Prince William comforts orphans: "I know how you feel"

Prince William remembers the death of his own mother and comforts a strange boy. While visiting a charity in Lancashire, he finds loving words for an 11-year-old who, like himself, has lost his mother.

Prince William also lost his mother at an early age

You only know what it's like if you've experienced it yourself. Prince William showed a lot of sympathy for 11-year-old Deacon Glover when he found out about his fate. His mother Grace passed away last year at the age of 28. "I know how you feel," William said to the boy, putting a comforting hand on his shoulder and adding, "It gets easier with time."

William lost his mother Lady Diana when he was 15 years old. His brother Prince Harry was 12 at the time, about Deacon's age. Lady Di died in a tragic car accident at the age of 36 after she and her partner Dodi Al-Fayed tried to flee paparazzi. Just last year, the two princes unveiled a statue in memory of their mom.

William and Kate spoke to the family for several minutes

The royal couple spent about 15 minutes with the student and his great-grandmother Carole Ellis during a visit to Church on the Street in Burnley, Lancashire, a center that helps people dealing with poverty, homelessness, addiction or face other problems. It was a little happier when William's wife, Duchess Kate, pressed a baby in her arms a little later. "Don't give them any silly ideas," William said to laughter. He added jokingly, "You can't take them home."

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