Prince William's Solitary Sorrow: Future King Has 'No Brother or Mother' to Confide in During Difficult Time

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The Prince of Wales has effectively lost 'both his mother and brother.'

Jul. 3 2024, Published 3:40 p.m. ET

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Diana, Princess of Wales would have turned 63 on Monday, July 1, which is said always to be a "sensitive" time for Prince William.

"The anniversary is obviously always a very sensitive time for William, and it is such a shame that he cannot share his feelings with the only other human being on earth who really knows what it was like to lose Diana: his brother, Harry," royal author Ingrid Seward shared.

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Princes Harry and William attended a memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales on August 30, 2017.

"But I'm sure the princess would be immensely proud to see how courageously William has faced up to all that has happened in the past few months," she added.

It has been repeatedly written just how close William was to his mother while growing up. This led a former palace aide to recently reminisce about that special bond between a one-time future queen and Britain's king-in-waiting.

"She nicknamed him 'Wombat' during the tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1983," they shared. "He was only an infant then, but it was so easy to see how close mother and son were. It was all authentically recreated in The Crown. Today, she would certainly be proud of her Wombat."

The princess died tragically at the age of 36 in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997. William was only 15 at the time, while his brother was just 12. But despite the next monarch having a "huge support network" to help him grieve and grow as a motherless adolescent, his recent trials and tribulations are said to be his most trying yet.

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Princess Diana with Princes William and on a family vacation, August 13, 1988.

"There have been times in this past year when William has looked incredibly alone, shouldering the responsibility of being a son whose father has cancer, a husband caring for his wife as she also deals with cancer, a father of three young children... and who has no brother or mother to turn to for a bit of TLC," Seward continued.

The author also highlighted her first-hand encounters with the "iconic" late royal during the 1980s and '90s.

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Diana, Princess of Wales reportedly favored Harry on the throne.

"That was the phrase that Diana used so often, especially in our chats together at Kensington Palace," she observed. "She always said that she was incredibly good at giving tender loving care, and she obviously would have given that in buckets full to her darling son. There are other members of the family who have given William all the support they can, but nothing really replaces a loving mother who will protect and guide you."

Seward concluded: "William has now lived without his mother for a great deal longer than he had her at his side. He has often spoken about the loss of a parent and how the pain never really goes away. She is always in his thoughts and that will be true more than ever on the anniversary of her birthday."

As for his younger brother, it has been reported the two have not spoken to one another since Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral on September 19, 2022.

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Princes William and Harry reportedly have not spoken to one another since September 2022.

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Daily Mirror reported on Seward's remarks.

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