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Prince William comforts boy who lost his mother saying ‘it gets easier’

The Duke of Cambridge has sympathised with a grieving schoolboy during a visit to a centre helping vulnerable people, telling him things will get ‘easier’.

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Prince William who lost his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, when he was 15, told Deacon Glover, 11, ‘I know how you feel’, after learning his mother, Grace Taylor, died last year aged 28.

Putting a hand on Deacon’s shoulder, William said: ‘It gets easier.’

The royal couple spent about 15 minutes talking to the schoolboy and his great-grandmother, Carole Ellis, during a visit to Church on the Street in Burnley, Lancashire, a centre that helps people struggling with poverty, homelessness, addiction or other problems.

In a lighter moment they posed for pictures with families and Kate found herself holding a three-and-a-half-month old baby girl.

William, looking at his wife gazing at the baby, said: ‘Don’t give her any ideas,’ to laughter. ‘You can’t take her with you,’ he told his wife, smiling.

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