This morning, Kensington Palace released an intimate, 7-minute video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry talking to each other about their personal struggles with mental health. It's the latest in their campaign to encourage people to talk openly about mental illness, in support of their organization Heads Together, the upcoming London Marathon's charity of the year.
In the video, the two princes were candid about how they struggled with the loss of Princess Diana, their mother.
"We've never really talked about losing a
The Duchess commented on the brothers' closeness—something Prince William explained is partly a result of their dealing with Diana's death together. "We are uniquely bonded because of what we've been through," he said, adding, "But even Harry and I over the years have not talked enough about our mother."
"Never enough," Harry agreed. "I always thought to myself, 'What's the point of bringing up the past? What's the point of bringing up something that's only going to make you sad? It ain't going to change it. It ain't going to bring her back.' And when you start thinking like that, it can be really damaging."
The video marks a further departure from the royal family's practice of the "stiff upper lip," where they kept their mental issues private. Earlier this week, Harry made headlines when he he had been close to a breakdown multiple times before seeing a therapist in in his late 20s. "I can safely say that losing my
William and Kate have also talked about how parenthood has challenged them.yesterday that she has felt lonely as a mother. And in the video above, William explained that parenthood has wreaked havoc on his emotions. "It's been interesting understanding why I get too upset about some things or why some things really affect me," he said. "I feel quite a lot more than I used to."