Prince William opened up about his mother’s ‘traumatic’ 1997 death in his new documentary, revealing those feelings of grief ‘came up’ after he became a father.
Prince William, 37, talked about Princess Diana‘s death in his new documentary Football, Prince William And Our Mental Health. In a conversation about parenthood with soccer star Marvin Sordell, 29, the Duke of Cambridge revealed that becoming a dad brought up feelings around losing his mom at a young age. “Having children is the biggest life-changing moment, it really is,” William said in a clip from the film, which airs May 28 on BBC One.
“I think when you’ve been through something traumatic in life –- and that is like you say your dad not being around, my mother dying when I was younger –- your emotions come back in leaps and bounds because it’s a very different phase of life,” he poignantly added. The Duke was just 15 years old when Diana, then 36, tragically died in an Aug. 1997 car crash.
Sixteen years later, William became a dad for the first time when he and Kate Middleton, welcomed Prince George, now 6. “There’s no one there to, kind of, help you, and I definitely found [fatherhood] very, at times, overwhelming,” William shared. “Emotionally things come out of the blue