Prince William’s “burden” that he hid from Kate at the beginning of their marriage
Telling the Duke of Cambridge about the burden he carried alone while working on the front line, he kept quiet about Kate and his family, as he found it difficult to deal with the pressure.
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He told Prince William about the burden he hid away from Kate while working on the front lines of the emergency services.
The Duke of Cambridge revealed the stress he experienced during a speech at the Royal Foundation’s Emergency Mental Health Services symposium on Thursday, The Guardian reported. Daily Star.
William worked for RAF Search and Rescue and East Anglia Air Ambulance before taking on full-time royal duties in July 2017,
“I remember the stress of getting calls in the most stressful circumstances, sometimes with tragic results,” he said.
“I remember feeling solidarity with my team, coming together to do our best and sharing the weight of responsibility.”
William specifically said how the difficulty of dealing with stress can also affect family life.
“I also remember coming home with the stress and tension of the day weighing on me, and wanting to avoid overburdening my family with what I saw,” he said.
This was not the first time he had spoken about his struggles in emergency services and how it affected his family.
He made a video earlier this year with Kate where he also talked about his time with the air ambulance.
“Something I noticed from my short spell in which I flew the air ambulance with the team is that when you see a lot of death and bereavement, it affects your view of the world,” he said in the video.
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“It affects your private life and your family life because it is always there.”
William praised frontline workers for dealing with the mental toll of their work being made more difficult with Covid, during Thursday’s speech.
Attended by 200 emergency service leaders from the fire, ambulance, police and search and rescue departments, it saw William launch a new mental health initiative.
Blue Light Together will provide a standardized set of standards for providing mental health support to emergency workers and their families.
William described it as a “decisive step”.
“Mental health is and will remain a consistent priority for the UK’s emergency services,” he added.