Prince Harry shares emotional letter about losing his mum Princess Diana - 'somedays are harder than others'

Prince Harry pens heartbreaking letter about losing his mother to bring comfort military children.

Prince Harry and Princess Diana
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Prince Harry has written a heartfelt letter about losing his mum Princess Diana to bring comfort to military children.

Prince Harry has shared a heartfelt letter about losing his mother Princess Diana to help bring comfort to children who have lost their parents, telling them 'you are not alone'.

The Duke of Sussex shared his heartbreaking bond with the youngsters to mark Remembrance Day 2022 as he told them they are all in his "thoughts and heart" before revealing one of his coping mechanisms when someone dies.

The letter reads, "As many of us observe and reflect on Remembrance Sunday, I wanted to write to you and let you know you are all in my thoughts and heart today.

"We share a bond even without ever meeting one another, because we share in having lost a parent.

"I know first-hand the pain and grief that comes with loss and want you to know that you are not alone.

"While difficult feelings will come up today as we pay tribute to heroes like your mum or dad, I hope you can find comfort and strength in knowing that their love for you lives and shines on."

"Whenever you need a reminder of this, I encourage you to lean into your friends at Scotty's Little Soldiers.

"One of the ways I've learned to cope has been through community and talking about my grief, and I couldn't be more grateful and relieved that you have amazing people walking beside you throughout your journey."

Prince Harry lost his mum Diana when she was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997. he was aged 12 and his brother Prince William was aged 15.

Harry continued, "We all know some days are harder than others, but together those days are made easier.

"Today and every day, I admire and respect all the men and women who have given their lives in service of us - especially those in your family.

"I am also incredibly proud of you for being the best example in remembering them."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)