The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has spoken about mental health and his own experience following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
On a BBC TV documentary, he says he felt “pain like no other pain” after her death.
Prince Williams says the “British stiff upper lip thing” has its place when times are hard, but people also need “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”.
And,he says dealing with the loss of his mother, who died in a 1997 car crash, meant he felt he could relate to others who had suffered a bereavement.
Prince Williams also spoke of his time working as an air ambulance pilot which left him feeling that death was “just around the door”.