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Prince William has said that the traditional British value of not showing your feelings should not be allowed to affect people’s health.
William’s mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a car crash when he and his brother Prince Harry were young.
Yesterday Prince Harry revealed he’d had counselling after spending 20 years “not thinking” about his mother’s death.
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stiff upper lip
quality of not showing feelings in a difficult situation
starts to talk about feelings
went off the rails
started to behave in a way that’s not socially acceptable
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