Dame Julie Andrews is ''still dealing'' with the loss of her husband.

The 'Princess Diaries' actress - who lost her husband of 41 years, film director Blake Edwards, four years ago - has insisted she will ''always'' carry love for him.

She said: ''He sadly passed away about three years ago, but we were married 41 years and it was a love story, it was.

''I'm still dealing with it. There are days when it's perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it's suddenly - sock you in the middle of your gut and you think, 'Ah God, I wish he were here'. But he is in a way, I think one carries that love always.

''Success in our marriage was to take it one day at a time and so, lo and behold, 41 years later there we still were.''

The 79-year-old actress had to undergo therapy for some ''garbage'' in her life when she was younger but she is glad she went because she met Blake on the way to a session.

Speaking to ITV's 'Good Morning Britain', she added: ''We met about 10 years before, literally ships that passed in the night at some event but we actually ... our cars, I was going one way and he was going the other, he rolled down the window after smiling a couple of times and he said, 'Are you going where I just came from?'

''I was going to a therapist he was coming from. Very corny, sorry about that.''