Prince William Remembers His Mother

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"Never being able to say the word 'Mummy' again in your life sounds like a small thing," Prince William said at an event where he accepted his new responsibility as royal patron of the Child Bereavement Charity. "However, for many, including me, it is now really just a word – hollow and evoking only memories."

It's been 12 years since the 26-year old prince and his brother, Harry, lost their mother, Princess Diana, but William says not a day goes by that he does not think of her and admitted to a "grief that is never entirely lost."

Mother's Day will be celebrated in the U.K. at the end of this month and the charity, which Princess Diana was closely linked to during her life, is hoping its new Mother's Day campaign will raise awareness of the needs faced by those who have lost a child.

Looking slightly flushed, according to "People," William said he can, "wholeheartedly relate to the Mother's Day campaign, as I too have felt and still feel the emptiness on such a day as Mother's Day."

See our gallery below for photos of William and Harry with their mother and of the princes today.

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    Princess Diana with Prince Charles and their sons, Prince William And Prince Harry at home in The Gardens Of Highgrove House.

    Tim Graham, Getty Images

    Princess Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry at Wetherby School on September 12, 1989 in London, England. It was Prince Harry's first day at school.

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    Prince William arrives with his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry for his first day at Eton College on September 16, 1995 in Windsor, England.

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    Prince William salutes his father Prince Charles as he leaves, following The Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy.

    Lefteris Pitarakis, AP

    Prince Charles and his sons Prince Harry and Prince William arrive for the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, at the Guards' Chapel, in London. Prince William and Prince Harry organized the service to commemorate the life of their mother on the tenth anniversary of her death.

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    Prince William and Prince Harry on stage during the Concert For Diana at London's Wembley Stadium. Waving their arms in the air, rocking their hips and cheering along with around 70,000 fans at the stadium, the princes paid tribute to their mother at the concert on what would have been her 46th birthday.

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    Princes William and Harry, attend a reception after the concert in memory of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales

    Richard Young, AP

    Prince William and Prince Harry attend the Cavalry Old Comrades Association Annual Parade in Hyde Park on May 13, 2007 in London, England.

    Tim Graham, Getty Images

    Prince William and Prince Harry prepare to set off at the start of the Enduro 2008 Motorcycle Rally to benefit UNICEF, in Port Edward, South Africa.

    Anwar Hussein Collection, WireImage

    Prince William and Prince Harry watch the fly by from the balcony during Trooping The Colour at Buckingham Palace on June 14, 2008 in London, England.

    Samir Hussein, WireImage

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