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Prince William opened up again about his mental health. Will Charles be mad?


Earlier this week, Prince William opened up about the stress he dealt with as an emergency helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, flying to accident sites to provide medical attention to sick and injured people in different parts of England.

“I took a lot home without realizing it,” The Duke of Cambridge said while speaking in Bristol as part of Workplace Mental Health Week, according to People.

“You’re always dealing with despair and sadness and injury,” the 36-year-old father of three continued. “The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you’re not careful.”

Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles at the Invictus Games in London in 2014. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

But hold on. Was the second-in-line to the British throne “emoting” too much — revealing too much about his own human struggles with anxiety, fear, sadness?

If so, could that get him into trouble with Prince Charles?

Only if Charles really has a problem with his sons’ public declarations of emotional vulnerability, especially when it comes to the 1997 death of their mother Princess Diana. Charles’ discomfort with such testimonials has reportedly helped fuel a “cold war” between him and his sons, according to reports, most recently a Sept. 1 Daily Beast story.

This report outlined the “significant tension” between heir-to-the-throne Charles and his sons. It said the “strained relationship” also stems Charles being jealous that his sons and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, are more popular than he is, and the brothers’ resentment that their father cheated on their mother with Camilla Parker Bowles.

In a stunning development, the Daily Beast report prompted a rare denial from Clarence House, saying any notion of Charles and his sons not getting along is “pure fiction.”

In any case, if Charles disapproves of so much public sharing, it doesn’t look like William or Harry will slow down anytime soon.

In fact, the brothers have won widespread praise — and probably increased their popularity with the British public — by making mental health awareness one of their signature causes as royal family members.

Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the official opening of The Global Academy in support of Heads Together in 2017. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

In 2016, William and Harry, along with Kate Middleton, launched the Heads Together campaign to end stigma around mental illness.

“Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling. Heads Together wants to help people feel more comfortable with their mental wellbeing and support their friends and family,” the three said in a statement.

Last year, Prince Harry was lauded by mental health advocates for revealing in an interview how he nearly suffered a mental breakdown and finally sought professional help after years of grief over the death of his mother.

“To have an advocate such as Prince Harry discussing so openly the impact of the death of his mother on his own mental health will make a huge difference …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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