Prince Harry Writes Emotional Foreword for Kids Dealing With Loss

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Prince Harry of the United Kingdom has written an emotional foreword to a new book for the children of frontline staff who died in the COVID-19 pandemic, expressing the agony he felt as a child after his mom, Princess Diana, died.

According to excerpts from the book published in the Times of London, Harry wrote that losing his mother when he was 12 left him with a big hole inside. Princess Diana, his mom, was killed in a tragic car crash in Paris in August 1997.

The story of a young person whose mother worked at a hospital and died during the pandemic is told in Chris Connaughton's novel "Hospital by the Hill." It is offered to children who have suffered similar tragedies.

Harry has spoken about the lingering agony he felt after his mother died suddenly on many occasions. He's made mental health consciousness a focal point of his charitable endeavors.

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The Emotional Foreword Prince Harry Wrote

He started saying, "When I was a young boy, I lost my mum," and he continues, "At the time, I didn't want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge hole inside of me." 

Harry assured the reader that he knows how they feel, and he wants to ensure them that over time that hole will be filled with so much love and support.

He also explained that "We all cope with loss in a different way, but when a parent goes to heaven, I was told their spirit, and 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."

Harry also penned, "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." Then also says, "Helping others is one of the most important jobs anyone can ever do."

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Further, he wrote, "You may feel alone, you may feel sad, you may feel angry, you may feel bad. This feeling will pass," and made a promise to readers that they will feel better and stronger once they are ready to talk about how the loss makes them feel.

Meanwhile, the book's creator, Chris Connaughton, wrote on the book's website that "writing about death is difficult," but "talking about it can be even more difficult." With the aid of child bereavement specialists, the book was created. He hopes this story helps make some difficult and horrible things a little easier for whomever the reader is thinking about

Although the person in Fay's photos appears to be a nurse, the loved one may be an office worker, a cleaner, or a journalist. They could be a waitress, a teacher, or someone else who has a special place in their heart. They will be adored for the remainder of their lives.

Children in the United Kingdom have been given free access to the book.

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