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The shock of Diana’s death is still with me, confides Wills

THE Duke of Cambridge revealed that he is still dealing with the shock of his mother’s death as he spoke to a bereaved London Marathon runner.

William told Rhian Burke, 39, who lost her one-year-old son and husband within days of each other, that her surviving son and daughter would be well looked after as she would ‘provide the blanket of stability they need’.

Speaking about Diana, he told her: ‘I still feel, you know, 20 years later about my mother, I still have shock within me — 20 years later.’

The duke was talking during BBC1’s Mind Over Marathon, aired tomorrow, which follows runners with William, Kate and Harry’s Heads Together mental health campaign, the charity of the year for Sunday’s marathon.

William added: ‘People go “shock can’t last that long” but it does, you never get over it. Such an unbelievably big moment in your life, it never leaves you, you just learn to deal with it.’