The late Princess Diana’s good friend Julia Samuel has recently brought a hitherto unknown facet of Prince William’s personality to the fore. Not many people know that he has a very gentle and empathetic heart and is a benefactor of a charitable organization helping bereaved parents cope with their child’s loss besides assisting grieving children to come to terms with life sans one or both parents.
Fifty-eight-year-old Julia Samuel first met Princess Diana in 1987 and very soon the two became the best of friends. In fact, the Princess of Wales had been a constant source of encouragement when Samuel decided to found a charitable organization for helping grieving parents who had lost their children as well as children bereft of their parents.
Almost twenty-four years since its inception and two decades after Diana’s demise, the charity continues to receive royal patronage from the Duke of Cambridge. William seamlessly connects with people’s emotions and understands that sorrow of losing a dear one is the most devastating of them all. His empathy can partly be attributed to the fact that he lost his mother when he was but a boy of fifteen.
The fact that despite being so close to the Princes William and Harry, Samuel could not counsel them in the toughest phase of their lives is unfortunate. She is a psychotherapist who, by the rules of her profession, cannot advise people close to her.
The grief Prince William battled at a young age resonates with people in mourning and gives a great impetus to Samuel’s Child Bereavement charity.
Based on materials: dailymail.co.uk