Prince Harry took some time to give a special shout-out to bereaved military children on Remembrance Sunday.
"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," the letter began. "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," he continued. "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. 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."
Harry, 38, has been outspoken about dealing with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana.
"My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television," he said. "I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today."
“It was very, very strange after her death, you know, the sort of outpouring of love and emotion from so many people that had never even met her," he continued. "... And I was thinking to myself, how is it that so many people that never even met this woman, my mother, can be crying and showing more emotion than I actually am feeling?”
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