Prince William reveals grief at losing mom Princess Diana as he comforts 11-year-old boy

    Prince William has revealed his grief at losing his mom Princess Diana as he comforted a boy, telling him “it gets easier.”

    The Duke, who lost his own mom at the age of 15, sympathized with grieving Deacon Glover, 11 — whose mom died last year — after they met at a community visit yesterday.

    The prince spoke to the schoolboy and his great-grandmother, Carole Ellis, during a visit to Church on the Street in Burnley, Lancashire.

    It’s a community center that helps people struggling with poverty, homelessness, addiction or other problems.

    William told the 11-year-old, whose mom Grace was just 28-years-old when she died, that “it gets easier.”

    The Duke asked the boy: “Do you feel like you can talk about your mum?” To which he nodded.

    Speaking affectionately to the only child, William added: “It’s difficult, but it gets easier I promise you.

    “It does get easier.”

    The pair also chatted about football — as Deacon was proudly wearing a Burnley shirt.

    William asked him about Burnley’s football prospects and said that Prince Charles had come out as a supporter of the club after directing some of his charities to work in the town.

    Princess Diana with Prince William upon his first official engagement in Cardiff, March 1991.
    Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

    The 11-year-old added: “I only found out a few years ago that my dad is a Burnley fan.”

    Prince William lost his mom, Princess Diana, in a tragic car accident in 1997.

    Kate and William also visited Clitheroe Community Hospital in Lancashire yesterday — where they met with GPS, nurses and patients.

    William told staff: “We’re so grateful for all your hard work. I’m not sure there are enough words to say how grateful everyone is for what you have done.”

    He said he had a particular affinity with staff because of his time as an air ambulance pilot.

    Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet Carole Ellis and her great grandson Deacon Glover, 11, whose mother Grace Taylor has passed away, as they visit Church on the Street in Burnley, Lancashire, Britain January 20, 2022.
    Prince William and Duchess Kate talk to Carole Ellis and her great-grandson Deacon Glover, as they visit Church on the Street in Burnley, in Lancashire, on Jan. 20, 2022.
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    They also met the hospital’s newest recruit — an adorable pooch.

    The Cambridges were pictured making friends with cute 10-week old cockapoo Alfie, who will be trained to support patients and colleagues at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust alongside therapy dog Jasper.

    Kate, wearing a long camel coat and boots, described the pup – who licked Wills’ cheek — as “so sweet” but, after enjoying a cuddle, added: “Our dog is going to be very upset.”

    Dog-lover Kate, 40, was devastated when the family’s English cocker spaniel Lupo died in November 2020.

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    Princess Diana and Prince William in September 1987.
    Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

    Lupo was bred from a dog owned by Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, and was a gift.

    But much to her delight, they had welcomed a new four-legged to the family just months before Lupo’s passing – an eight-month-old puppy reportedly given to them by Kate’s brother, James Middleton.

    This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission. 


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