Prince Harry Offers Support To Grieving Teenagers During Rugby Match

'Everything will be okay, even though everything seems really bad at the moment, it will get better....'


by Danielle Fowler |
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Yesterday, Prince Harry attended the annual rugby match between the Royal Navy and Army at Twickenham stadium in London, as patron of the Invictus Games Foundation.

The 32-year-old was joined by competitors from the 2014 and 2016 Invictus Games and during half time, he met with 11-year-old Emily and 13-year-old Isaac Briggs.

The siblings sadly lost their mother, Kim, in February last year when she was hit by a cyclist in East London.

Prince Harry meets with Emily and Isaac ©Rex

Harry met with the teens to offer support, as he lost his own mother, Princess Diana, at a similar age.

Emily told The Telegraph, it was ‘really nice’ to meet the royal as she said: “He just told us everything will be okay, even though everything seems really bad at the moment, it will get better.”

Her brother Isaac described Harry as ‘a normal guy’ and told the newspaper: “We talked about the cadets, we talked about rugby, about losing parents – he was the same age I was and (it happened) in kind of a similar way.”

Their father, Matt, described the meeting as ‘a very, very special moment’ as he said: "Your grief as a husband is different to grief as a child'.

Prince Harry has been speaking out about the importance of discussing mental health over the past few months and recently revealed he sought counselling 20 years after the tragic loss of his mother, Princess Diana.

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