22 years after the death of the Princes of Wales and mom, Princess Diana, Prince William who was only 15 when Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997 talks more candidly than before in BBC’s documentary, A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health. Calling it a ‘pain like no other’, the Prince of Cambridge in an effort to persuade men to talk about their emotions bared open his own unexpressed emotions in the documentary.
In a trailer for the BBC special which will be aired this Sunway, Prince William in a discussion with five famous footballers recorded in a changing room says, "I think when you are bereaved at a very young age, anytime really, but particularly at a young age—I can resonate closely to that—you feel a pain like no other pain," he says.
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When you are bereaved at a young age, you feel pain like no other pain — and you know that in your life it’s going to be very difficult to come across something that is going to be an even worse pain than that. Watch The Duke of Cambridge join @England Manager Gareth Southgate and footballers Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry, Danny Rose and Jermaine Jenas to tackle the importance of talking about men’s mental health on #ARoyalTeamTalk, presented by Dan Walker on @BBCOne at 22.30 on Sunday 19 May.
"And you know that in your life it's going to be very difficult to come across something that is going to be an even worse pain than that," Will continues. "But it also brings you so close to all those other people out there who have been bereaved. So instantly, when you talk to someone else... You can almost see it in their eyes sometimes."
In the clip about the need to open up more about their emotion, the future King adds, people need to "be able to talk about our emotions, because we're not robots."
Prince William who runs mental health campaign Heads Together with his wife Kate Middleton and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hopes to better the cause of emotional battles and making the issue of mental health a cornerstone of his public work especially among men under 45 which is seeing suicide as the bigger killer.