The 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death is approaching in August, and her sons are being more vocal about their loss than ever before. Prince William and Prince Harry sat down to talk with Kate Middleton about their mother’s death and the importance of sharing your feelings with others.
They filmed this video for Heads Together, the royal family’s mental health charity. Dealing with issues such as loss out in the open can help with the healing process, and Prince William opens up about how now he realizes that even he and Middleton have not spoken enough about Princess Diana throughout the years.
“You know, even her and I have not talked enough over the years about our mother,” Prince William said.
Prince Harry responded, “I always thought to myself, ‘What’s the point of bringing up the past?’…When you start thinking like that, it can be really damaging.”
The brothers are really onto something here, too. Prince William said in the video, “You have to prioritize your mental health.” And he couldn’t be more right.
The video was posted to Facebook and has understandably garnered quite a lot of attention online. People were really moved by the video and took to the comments section to show their appreciation for the candid conversation.
“Love you guys for being honest about mental health, doing a really good job in helping others and relating to how they feel. You are down to earth and just amazing what you do to help people,” one Facebook user wrote. Another commented, “Diana would be so proud of the two Princes.” We must say we agree.
People seem to be responding well to the video, which was released just before the Heads Together marathon and is one part of a series for the #OkToSay campaign. The video ends with the phrase “Two Heads Are Better Than One”—simple, but important, words of encouragement for people to open up about their feelings in conversations with loved ones.