Prince William Gets Real About The ‘Despair’ He Witnessed As An Ambulance Pilot

Prince William may have lived a life of royalty, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t seen some s**t.

The former air ambulance pilot opened up about processing the pain and suffering he witnessed on the job on Tuesday, admitting that some of the sights were too heavy to leave on the field.

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He said during a mental health event in Bristol:

“I took a lot home without realizing it. You see [so] many sad things every day that you think life is like that.”

Elaborating on how the traumas can stick with those working in the emergency services, the 36-year-old royal added:

“You’re always dealing with despair and sadness and injury. The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you’re not careful.”

No wonder the Duke of Cambridge has made such a commitment to mental health awareness.

The father-of-three made the remarks as he unveiled Mental Health at Work, a free U.K.-wide program that aims to improve mental health in workplaces — the royal family’s latest stride in their ongoing mental health campaign.

[Image via David Sims/WENN]

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