Today marks the 19th death anniversary of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who died tragically in a car accident in Paris, France, on August 31, 1997.
The world wept when the the news of her sudden demise broke, and people grieved along with Prince William and Prince Harry who were then 15 and 12 years of age.
In the week that had led to this day, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, visited a hospice in Luton, England on August 24, and met Ben Hines, his older brothers Thomas and Richard, and their father Gary.
According to a report by Telegraph, the Duke felt a certain connection with 14-year-old Ben who lost his mother a year ago due to cancer.
As the boy spoke about his grief, Prince William gave his full attention.
With a hand on the boy's shoulder, the royal said, "Time makes it easier."
And then, he followed these words with a heartbreaking revelation, "I know how you feel. I still miss my mother every day—and it's 20 years after she died."
Before Ben and Prince William went on their separate ways, the Duke spoke to the family and asked for a favor.
"Promise that you will talk to each other," he said and explained that men had not been "great sharers."
This echoed his campaign from earlier this year for fathers to become more open to their children about mental health.