Prince Harry is reaching out to children who have suffered the loss of a parent. The Duke of Sussex wrote a heartbreaking foreward to a book for children who are grieving a parent amid COVID-19.
In Hospital by the Hill, Harry reveals how he struggled to accept the death of his mom Princess Diana, who died in 1997 when he was 12 – and how he hopes the book will provide “comfort in knowing you are not alone.”
“When I was a young boy I lost my mum,” Harry writes. “At the time I didn't want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge hole inside of me. I know how you feel, and I want to assure you that over time that hole will be filled with so much love and support. We all cope with loss in a different way, but when a parent goes to heaven, I was told their spirit, their love and the memories of them do not. They are always with you and you can hold onto them forever. I find this to be true.”