Prince William Praises Mom Princess Diana for Opening Up About Her Battle With Bulimia

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Prince William is quite proud of his late mother Princess Diana's candidness about the struggles she faced in her life. 

In the new documentary Wasting Away: The Truth About Anorexia, the 35-year-old royal candidly speaks to ITN's Mark Austin and his 22-year-old daughter, Maddy, who struggles herself with an eating disorder, about the Princess of Wales publicly admitting that she battled with bulimia during a 1995 interview with the BBC.

When asked by if he's proud that his mother spoke out about her issues with food, Prince William replies, "Absolutely. These are illnesses. Mental health needs to be taken as seriously as physical health."

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Maddy says she was "inspired" by Princess Diana's candidness about her bulimia. “We need to normalize the conversation about mental health," Prince William continues, praising Maddy for opening up about her eating disorder. "The fact that you are speaking out is incredibly brave."

In 1991, Princess Diana participated in a series of secret interviews at Kensington Palace and talked about her battle with bulimia and the effect it had on her marriage to Prince Charles.

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"Everybody knew about the bulimia in the family," she recalled. "They all blamed the failure of the marriage on the bulimia, and that's taken some time to get them to think differently."

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