Prince Harry sent a message to the children mourning the loss of their parents during the deadly year. “I know how you feel.”
An emotional introduction to a new British children’s book about a child whose hardworking mother dies of COVID 19 tells Harry of his own grief at the attempt to lose his mother at the age of 12.
“I lost my mother when I was a young boy. “I did not want to believe or accept it at the time, it left a huge hole in me,” Harry wrote, according to excerpts from The Hill by Hill in the Times of London. “I know how you feel, I want to assure you that over time that hole will be filled with so much love and support.”
Harry’s mother, Princess Diana of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 when she was chased by the smell of paparazzi.
The book will be free in Britain for children whose parents died as key workers in the epidemic.
“We all deal with losses in different ways, but when a parent goes to heaven, they tell me their spirit, their love, not their memories,” Harry wrote. “I think that’s right.”
The prince had previously discussed his mother’s death. He lamented the way in which the LMs treated Diana, who was widely loved by the public but persecuted by journalists and photographers, and said that she was treated as an outsider by the royal family.
In 2017, Harry revealed that he had undergone therapy to overcome his grief. He said he was “very close to a complete rupture” because he had blocked his emotions.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey this month, Harry and his wife, Megan Markle, criticized Markle’s treatment of the royal family and the British tabloid press. Harry told Winfrey that “his biggest concern was repeating history.”
“I can not imagine what Diana should have been like for going through that process all those years ago,” he said. “Because it was incredibly difficult for both of us.”
He said the death of his mother played a role in the couple’s decision to leave England and return to the royal family.
“I certainly felt his presence all this time,” he told Winfrey.
Chris Conaton, author of “Hill Hill Hospital,” said he hoped “history would help make difficult things a little easier.”
“It is difficult to write about death. It can be more difficult to talk about it, “he said on the book’s website.
Britain has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world. The country has lost more than 126,000 people due to COVID-19. More than 850 of those deaths were caused by health workers and social workers.
Worldwide, workers on the front lines of the epidemic have been infected with the virus at disproportionate rates. In September, the World Health Organization reported that health professionals account for one in seven cases of coronavirus in the world.