In the latest Heads Together spot, the mental health initiative campaign put together by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the trio have an honest conversation about the passing of former princess Diana and the early days of motherhood.
Prince Harry reveals that the brothers often refused to discuss the passing of their mother because it was too hard. “We’ve never really talked about losing a mom at such a young age,” he says.
Duchess Kate honours Princess Diana’s parenting skills and how she raised her two princes. “Considering what you boys sadly went through, the trauma that you experienced, I think it’s incredible how strong you are,” she credits the two. “I put that down to your really early years, your childhood experience.”
For Middleton, adjusting to the role of mom was a challenge. “Nothing can really prepare you for that,” she reveals. “Remember the first few days with little George, you know, you have no idea really what you’re doing.”
“No matter how many books you read, nothing can prepare you for it,” she says. For the three of them, talking with other people has been a cathartic experience. “With a little bit of experience you want to do everything you can to help to stop them bottling it up,” Harry says about mental health.
Watch the conversation above.