BBC News Review: Prince says: talk about your feelings

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Neil and Catherine teach you how to use the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story:

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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Vocabulary:

stiff upper lip
quality of not showing feelings in a difficult situation

opens up
starts to talk about feelings

went off the rails
started to behave in a way that’s not socially acceptable

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