Prince Harry Consoles a Mother as She Recalls Telling Her Son About His Dad's Death

Prince Harry had a moment of empathy as he spoke with the founder of a children's bereavement charity.

Prince Harry offered support to a grieving widow.

On Thursday, the Duke of Sussex sat down with Nikki Scott, the founder of Scotty's Little Soldiers charity, as she recalled the emotional moment when she had to tell her 5-year-old son that her husband and his father was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

Nikki became emotional as she spoke remembered when the soldiers came to her house and told her that her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, had died. Before she could fully process the information, Nikki had to sit her son down and tell him the news. 

Amid her tears, Harry comforted her, saying, "It sounds like you did the best that you could in that situation." 

Nikki, who is also the mother of a younger child, founded the charity for children who need support after suffering the loss of a parent. 

Harry, 39, has been vocal about his work and support for Scott's Little Soldiers, as he knows firsthand what it is like to lose a parent at a young age. His mother, Princess Diana, died when he was just 12 years old.

"What you have done is incredible," he told Nikki. "It's truly inspirational. I know that word gets thrown around a lot but it is and to see the difference in the kids, especially some of the ones that I've met before previously in 2017. They're like different people. You can see that they are still processing their grief but this community of support for them is everything  and that's amazing."

Harry -- who shares son Prince Archie, 4, and daughter Princess Lilibet, 2, with wife Meghan Markle -- has been vocal about the therapy and other support he received to help him process the death of his mother. The father of two wrote about it in detail in his 2023 memoir, Spare

Last year, Harry opened up about feeling his mother's presence in recent years and how he navigates his grief.

"I've said quite a lot recently, in the different interviews that I've been doing that I have really felt the presence of my mom these last couple of years," Harry told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. "And I detail in the book, my brother [Prince William] and I talking at her grave and how he felt as though she had been with him for a long period of time and helped set him up with life. And how he felt she was now moving over to me. I have felt her more in the last two years more than I have in the last 30."