Prince William
Prince William is still not over Princess Diana's death. Pictured: Britain's Prince William gestures as he meets veterans and serving members of the British armed forces at a reception following an unveiling of a national memorial honouring the Armed Forces and civilians who served their country during the Gulf War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in London on March 9, 2017. Reuters/Alastair Grant

Prince William recently opened up about his mom Princess Diana’s shocking death nearly 20 years ago.

In the BBC documentary “Mind Over Marathon” (via People), Prince William said that there’s still a part of him that hasn’t gotten over his mom’s demise. “I still feel, 20 years later about my mother, I still have shock within me… People say shock can’t last that long, but it does. You never get over it. It’s such an unbelievably big moment in your life that it never leaves you, you just learn to deal with it,” he said.

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Prince William also shared how he coped with the loss, saying that he first had to come to terms with the fact that it’s okay to feel the way he felt. “You try and understand your emotions a lot more than probably someone who’s just lived life without issues, and that’s quite critical. It’s explaining to them what those emotions mean, why they feel the way they do. Once you start rationalizing a little bit and you understand, ‘Okay, so I’m a little angry or a little down or a little upset about something,’ then you can kind of revitalize it and sort of deal with it,” he said.

Princess Diana passed away in 1997 due to a deadly car crash. In 2014, the British embassy released the official report regarding her death, which states that the car crash happened due to the gross negligence of chauffeur Henri Paul. However, Egyptian billionaire, Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son, Dodi, also passed away in the crash, believes that what happened wasn’t an accident. Instead, Al Fayed said, “It was a plot, an assassination.”