Prince William says Diana's death was 'pain like no other'

LONDON (AP) — Prince William has spoken candidly about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, describing his bereavement as a "pain like no other pain."

Speaking in a BBC documentary on mental health, William also says that his time working as an air ambulance pilot gave him the impression that death was just "around the door," and the thoughts had become a problem until he spoke with someone.

The comments were part of a discussion about personal struggles that William shared with soccer stars Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry, Danny Rose, Jermaine Jenas and England's manager Gareth Southgate.

Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, have championed the cause of addressing mental health issues, hoping their frank admissions on their own struggles will encourage others in need to seek help.

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HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Wiliam, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets with Irish Guards after attending the St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, where they presented shamrock to officers and guardsmen of 1st Battalion the Irish Guards on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Wiliam, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets with Irish Guards after attending the St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (Colonel of the Irish Guards) pose for a regiment photograph as they attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (Colonel of the Irish Guards) attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (Colonel of the Irish Guards) attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge enjoy a pint of Guinness with officers and guardsmen of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards after the St Patrick's Day parade, at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London, on March 17, 2019. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge enjoy a pint of Guinness with officers and guardsmen of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards after the St Patrick's Day parade, at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London, on March 17, 2019. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge enjoy a pint of Guinness after attending the St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose for a photograph with officers and guardsmen of 1st Battalion the Irish Guards during the regiment's St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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