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Prince Harry says he 'buried' his feelings about Princess Diana's death
Prince Harry opened up to sports stars in a startling moment of honesty...
Prince Harry has opened up about his biggest regret following the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana, when he was just 12 years old.
The Prince was chatting to footballer Rio Ferdinand, who tragically lost his wife to cancer last year, about issues of childhood bereavement and grief. Rio and his late wife had three children together Lorenz, nine, Tate, six, and Tia, four.
Prince Harry admitted that not talking about his mother's death is one of his biggest regrets, noting that he didn't discuss it with anyone until his 28th birthday - just three years ago.
Price Harry said: "It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it and not solving that problem."
We admire the fact that Harry is willing to be so honest, especially considering how public his mother's tragic loss was.
This moving conversation took place at Kensington Palace, during a barbecue for mental health group, Heads Together.
He added: "A lot of people think if you've got a job, if you've got financial security, if you've got a family, you've got a house, all that sort of stuff, everyone seems to think that is all you need and you are absolutely fine to deal with stuff."
Of his conversation with Rio Ferdinand, Prince Harry said: "It is very easy for someone to look at someone like Rio Ferdinand and say, "You get paid all the money in the world, you are a successful footballer, you have fast cars." But at the end of the day his wife was snatched from him at an early stage of his life with her.
"So of course he is going to suffer, it doesn't matter if he has an amazing job."
Heads Together was founded by the Prince and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to bring together eight mental health charities and organisations to tackle the stigma around depression and other psychological problems.
Sports stars in attendance were Dame Kelly Holmes, Victoria Pendleton and Iwan Thomas.