Prince Harry Writes Touching Tribute to His Late Mum, Princess Diana, in Book For Children

Prince Harry has written a moving foreword for a special book written for children who have experienced the loss of a parent or loved one during the coronavirus pandemic, Harper’s Bazaar is reporting.

Per the outlet, the book, Hospital by the Hill, follows the “story of a young person coming to terms with the loss of their mother who was a frontline worker at a hospital. The book’s touching theme—that can speak to children of all walks of life who have recently lost a loved one—is one of the reasons why the Duke of Sussex chose to personally support the project.”

In the opening chapter, Prince Harry says of his late mother, Princess Diana, who died when he was the age of 12:

“If you are reading this book, it’s because you’ve lost your parent or a loved one, and while I wish I was able to hug you right now, I hope this story is able to provide you comfort in knowing that you’re not alone.

When I was a young boy I lost my mum. 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.”

Harper’s Bazaar says the book is being released to coincide with Britain’s National Day of Reflection and will be free of charge to any child or young person in the country who has been affected by the loss of loved ones to COVID-19.

See his full forward:

If you are reading this book, it’s because you’ve lost your parent or a loved one, and while I wish I was able to hug you right now, I hope this story is able to provide you comfort in knowing that you’re not alone.

When I was a young boy I lost my mum. 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

Now, I never met them, but I know this person was special to you, and they were someone incredibly kind, caring and loving because of where they chose to work. Helping others is one of the most important jobs anyone can ever do.

You may feel alone, you may feel sad, you may feel angry, you may feel bad. This feeling will pass. And I will make a promise to you – you will feel better and stronger once you are ready to talk about how it makes you feel.

I hope this book helps remind you of just how special your parent or loved one was. And how special you are too.

 

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