Prince Harry empathizes with children whose parents have died during Covid.

Prince Harry has written the forward to a children's book aimed at children who have lost a parent or loved one due to Covid-19. The book "Hospital by the Hill" written by Chris Connaughton and illustrated by Fay Troote, was created with the death of frontline workers and their children in mind.

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Prince Harry relates the loss he felt after the death of his mother Princess Diana. Harry writes:

 “While I wish I was able to hug you right now, I hope this story is able to provide you comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. When I was a young boy I lost my mum. At the time, I didn’t want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge hole inside of me. I know how you feel, and I want to assure you that over time that hole will be filled with so much love and support. We all cope with loss in a different way, but when a parent goes to heaven, I was told their spirit, their love and the memories of them do not. They are always with you, and you can hold on to them forever. I find this to be true.”

The author wrote the following about his book:

"Writing about death is hard. Talking about it can be even harder. It's always hard and horrible to deal with the death of someone you love, to lose someone who loved you. In Fay's pictures, the person looks like a nurse, but your loved one could be an office worker, a cleaner or a journalist. They might be a waiter, a teacher or anyone else who is special to you. They will always be loved. Whoever you are thinking about, I hope this story helps make some of the hard and horrible stuff a bit easier."

Copies of the book are going to be provided free of charge to any child or young person in the UK affected by the loss of a frontline worker.

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