Prince William drew from his personal experience when he was asked to speak to Child Bereavement UK, an organisation his mother was involved with before she died in 1997.
The royal, who was 15 years old at the time of her death, addressed supporters of the nonprofit organisation when he was invited to their 21st charity dinner to pay tribute to his mother's work.
"What my mother recognized back then - and what I understand now - is that grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure... but my mother was determined to help those in need and would have been immensely proud - as I am - of all that Child Bereavement UK has achieved these last 21 years."
William said that now he’s a father of two young children, he feels even more connected to Child Bereavement’s work and "I now appreciate it all the more."
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