When Crown Princess Mary was just 26, her mother Henrietta tragically passed away and Mary – now 47 – still feels the pain of the loss. But rather than hiding away her emotions from her family, the Australian-born princess is open with her four children about her experience.
In a recent candid interview with Danish publication Billed Bladet, she revealed that “death is something we talk about with our children”.
“[We discuss it] as naturally as possible. I have experienced loss myself, so my children know about my loss. They never met my mother, but they know about loss through me,” she said.
“So, it’s in a natural way and it’s a part of life. It’s something we have to be open about. We must be able to share these very hard feelings with others. And those around us have to be able to embrace us during difficult times.”
Mary added: “We must try to be as open about it as possible, so that they dare ask questions about death and show compassion for those who have lost.”
It’s not the first time that Mary has spoken candidly about the death of her mum.
In 2015, the princess revealed how hard it was for her to lose her mother at such a young age.
“I was 26. It happened too early,” she told Hello! “I felt alone in my pain. As if nobody understood what I was going through and I had come to a standstill while the whole world around me kept moving forwards.
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October 28, 2019