As English royalty and the father of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Attitude cover star Prince William may live something of a charmed life, but it鈥檚 not one without its own pain and suffering.

LUTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits Hayward Tyler on August 24, 2016 in Luton, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Duke of Cambridge famously lost his mother, Princess Diana, in an ill-fated car crash back in 1997 when he was just 15, and as he鈥檒l tell you, or at least as he told a young boy named Ben Hines, it STILL stings nearly 20 years later.

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Prince William met 14-year-old Ben while on a hospital visit to Keech Hospice in Luton, where Ben and his two brothers, Thomas and Richard, were receiving counsel and music therapy following their own mother鈥檚 passing one month prior.

When Ben told Prince William about how lovely his mother was and how she took care of his brothers, he couldn鈥檛 help but be empathetic.

鈥淚 miss her so much,鈥 Ben reportedly told him.

Luckily, having been through the same situation, Prince William knew just how to respond. 鈥淚 know how you feel,鈥 he told him. 鈥淚 still miss my mother every day 鈥 and it鈥檚 nearly 20 years after she died.鈥 Heartstrings, tugged!

But that wasn鈥檛 all. After telling Ben that 鈥淭ime makes it easier,鈥 the Prince made Thomas, Richard and the boys鈥 father Gary promise to talk about her regularly. 鈥淢en are not great sharers,鈥 he reportedly told them, as Thomas swore that he would.

It was a gesture that was much appreciated, especially by Gary. 鈥淚 was getting all choked up towards the end when Ben was talking about his mum,鈥 he told The Telegraph. 鈥淗e gave Ben his absolute attention. You could see that it struck a chord with him.鈥

Us too, Gary. Us too.

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