The couple spent time at William's charity, Child Bereavement UK's center in honor of its one-year anniversary.
William specifically spent time with children who have lost parents because he relates so deeply. He connected with a 9-year-old girl name Aoife who lost her father six years ago. He told the girl, “I lost my mummy when I was very young too.”
The prince encouraged the young girl and others to continue to talk about their loved ones that have passed away.
Aoife’s mother, Marie, told reporters, “I couldn’t believe it when he started to talk about his mother. It was very emotional and I was willing myself not to start to cry. I almost did."
William and Kate also spent time with a group of young children and made memory jars with them. The jars were packed with layers of multi-colored salts, with each color representing a memory of a loved one.
William’s charity not only provides support for families dealing with a loss, but it also trains 8,000 professionals whose work brings them into contact with bereaved families.