Prince William shares advice to grieving girl who lost a parent

Pics 16/12/2016
Prince William consoled a grieving child at a recent charity visit to UK's Child Bereavement Center, who, like him, lost a parent way too soon.
 
During his visit to the center on their one-year anniversary, the prince spoke to 9-year-old Aoife, who had lost her father to pancreatic cancer six years ago.
 
"Do you know what happened to me? You know I lost my mummy when I was very young too," he told her.
 
"I was [15] and my brother was 12. So we lost our mummy when we were young as well. Do you speak about your daddy? It’s very important to talk about it, very, very important."
 
Aoife told People Magazine she told Prince William that she picked reds, yellow, pinks and greens for a "memory jar" project at the center because her father liked bright colours and gardening.
 
"It was really nice that he talked to me," she said. "It was like there are other people who know what it is like to lose someone."
 
Aoife’s mother, Marie, told reporters, "I couldn’t believe it when he started to talk about his mother. It was very emotional and I was willing myself not to start to cry. I almost did."
 
 
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