Katherine Jackson: 'Michael's children still grieving'

Friday September 23, 2011

Michael Jackson's mother has revealed the extent of the grief affecting his children two years after their father's death.

Katherine, the legal guardian of Prince Michael, 13, Paris, and 10-year-old Prince Michael II, known as Blanket, said: "(They) suffer in different ways.

She told the Daily Mail: "Prince tried to be stronger than the others. He wants to be a man. He doesn't want people to see what's inside." 

The Jackson matriarch added: "They are all going to be like him, especially Paris.

"She has pictures of him hanging all over her wall.

"She took a pillow and one of his jackets, and said, 'I don't ever want it cleaned. He's worn it and it smells of him and I don't ever want the smell to go away'."

But Katherine also told how they live happy, normal lives, saying: "They're good kids and I don't have that much to worry about.

They have their friends over. They ride their bikes.

"They go to acting school and they love that, although Paris doesn't need lessons."

Prince is due to attend a charity auction in Germany where a handwritten manuscript of his father's composition of the hit Bad will be sold off.

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