Prince William felt ‘a pain like no other’ after mother Diana’s tragic death

Prince William felt “a pain like no other” as he dealt with the tragic death of his mother Princess Diana.
The much-loved royal icon was killed in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997 when William was 15 years old and his brother Harry was just 12.
In an effort to open up the conversation about male mental health, the 36-year-old prince has candidly discussed his own battles with grief and depression in new BBC programme, A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health.
“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,” William said in a preview clip of the upcoming show.
“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.”
William also confessed he was left on the verge of depression during his stint as an air ambulance pilot – which he started just two months after welcoming daughter Princess Charlotte with wife Catherine – as he took the stress of the job home with him.
The father of three said the job left him with “a very depressing, very negative feeling, where you think death is just around the door everywhere I go”.
Discussing the emotional pressures of his time as a pilot in the East Anglian Air Ambulance between 2015 and 2017, he said one of the worst aspects of the role was dealing with families who had just lost a loved one, particularly a child.
“You’re dealing with families who are having the worst news they could ever possibly have – on a day-to-day basis. That raw emotion, I just thought ‘listen, I can’t’ – I could feel it brewing up inside me and I could feel it was going to take its toll and be a real problem,” he explained.
A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health is set to air in the U.K. on Sunday (19May19).