Sunday, March 22, 2009


As Britons everywhere celebrate Mother's Day, please spare a thought for those who have lost their mothers and also for mothers who have lost children. For them and others like them, today is always a very difficult day. Prince William spoke of the emptiness he feels at the loss of his mother, Diana this week saying, "Never being able to say the word 'Mummy' again in your life sounds like a small thing. However, for many, including me, it is now really just a word - hollow and evoking only memories". William was just 15 when his mother died in the tragic Paris car crash.

The Prince's comments were made as he became patron of the Child Bereavement Charity, a charity which his late mother was also involved with. The Prince also helped the charity to launch a special Mother's Day campaign to raise awareness of the problems faced by children who lose their mothers and mothers who lose their children, both on Mother's Day and every day. Prince William stated that he could wholeheartedly relate to the Mother's Day campaign as he too had felt and still felt a sense of emptiness on days like Mother's Day.


SandyCarlson said...

I am 42 and am glad and grateful my mom is still here. I feel for this man and his brother.

Naomi said...

I'm the same age as you Sandy and I'm also thankful my Mum is still around too. William and his brother Harry were so young when their mother died. It was tragic.