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William has comforted a young girl who lost a parent and spoken out about his feelings when his mother,
Princess Diana, died two decades ago. During a visit
Wednesday to the charity Child Bereavement UK in London, William was seen speaking quietly to a 9-year-old girl, Aoife, about the loss of her father. “Do you know what happened to me? You know I lost my mummy when I was very young, too. I was 15 and my brother was 12. So we lost our mummy when we were young as well,” he told her, according to The Daily Telegraph. Lorna Ireland, a parent at the event, said William told her 12-year-old son that as a teenager, he was “very angry and found it very difficult to talk about” Diana’s death. “It was very personal and it was very special,” she said of his comments. William is a royal patron to the charity, which was also supported by Diana. This year marks 20 years since Diana died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.
Robert De Niro came to the defense of Meryl Streep, saying her speech at the Golden Globes was “great.” The multiple Oscar-winner wrote a letter of support to his The Deer Hunter co-star after fallout over her criticism of President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday. Streep said that “when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” De Niro, in his letter, wrote: “What you said was great. It needed to be said, and you said it beautifully. I have so much respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements. I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Enough is enough.” A De Niro representative confirmed the letter was authentic. De Niro and Streep have co-starred in four films: The Deer Hunter, Falling in Love, Marvin’s Room and First Man. De Niro has been critical of Trump before, appearing in an online video during last year’s campaign calling Trump “a pig,” “an idiot” and “a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”