He became a support system for his mother when his parents' marriage was struggling.
The relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana may be one of the saddest tales. The fact that the couple's children, notably Prince William, were exposed to the acrimony of their union while they were very young, adds to the sorrowful situation.
William experienced enormous stress due to his parents' unhappy marriage, making him depressed even when he was attending school, reports Amomama. Prince William was aware that his parents' union was anything but happy, but a certain incident made it clear to him how different Charles and Diana were from each other.
Prince William is reflecting on his mother Princess Diana's legacy in a new essayhttps://t.co/uCokOPPzHw— JustJared.com (@JustJared) June 20, 2022
According to the book, William: The Inside Story of the Man Who Will Be King by Nicholas Davies, the young prince was inadvertently struck in the head with an iron club on June 3, 1991, while he was playing golf with his buddies at school. William was rendered unconscious by the incident, and blood was pouring from the wound. He was taken to the hospital right away, and his parents soon followed. The doctors informed Charles and Diana that their kid had a serious injury when they arrived.
The pair immediately got into a fight over what to do with William's therapy after that. Diana wanted to move William to Gt Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, whereas Charles preferred to send him to Queen's Medical Center in Nottingham. Ultimately, Diana's preference won, and William got sufficient care at the chosen hospital. When William was well again, nothing changed. Diana and Charles continued to drift apart, whilst Diana and her son became closer. William was concerned about his mother's joy and saw himself as Diana's guardian, protecting her happiness.
Diana was president and patron ofRoyal Marsden Hospital, Europe’s largest cancer hospital until her death in 1997. William stepped into his mother's role with the hospital, recently visiting cancer patients at the hospital's Sutton location as he marked 10 years of association. pic.twitter.com/50VhCq4gnf— Canadian Girl (@Canadian_66) June 25, 2022
William was Diana's go-to boy by the time he was 11 years old. The Princess of Wales viewed her son as an old soul, a deep thinker, and a wise adult dressed as a little boy. Diana often asked her son for guidance on everything, notwithstanding his age. William's attention was always required when Diana and Charles separated. He frequently had to console his mother while giving her dating counsel.
Diana shared practically everything with William, but there was one thing she kept from her son, her worries that she would be killed in a staged car collision. A situation that may have resulted in an accident led Diana to this conclusion which she divulged only to her solicitor and another lawyer. Nevertheless, due to Diana's harrowing experiences with the media, William continued to worry about her safety.
Prince William 'still furious' with BBC over Bashir scandal – 'Anger was palpable'https://t.co/HSjKQzA3tZ— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) June 20, 2022
The Princess of Wales died in a catastrophic car accident on August 31, 1997. William later admitted that his mother's passing was "like an earthquake." He said, "There's nothing like it in the world. There really isn't. It's like an earthquake that has just run through the house and through your life and everything," per Town and Country.
William later astounded the world by admitting that the BBC was responsible for Diana's terrible death. The Duke stated that his mother's life was destroyed after a shocking interview with the outlet in 1995. "It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC's failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia, and isolation that I remember from those final years with her." he said, per NPR. The BBC has apologized in writing to William, Harry, Charles, and Diana's brother.
However, William said that his mother "was failed not just by a rogue reporter but by leaders of the BBC who looked the other way rather than asking the tough questions."
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