During his first public appearance alongside Meghan Markle following their exit from the royal family, Prince Harry got candid about his mental health, discussing among other things, the way he dealt with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana. As it turns out, the younger of the two British princes has been in therapy for three years.
It sounds like Harry is more open about his personal life and struggles in the aftermath of his and Meghan’s decision to give up their lives as senior members of the UK Royal Family.
That being said, while in attendance at a JPMorgan event at 1 Hotel in Miami’s South Beach yesterday, he got candid about his mental health, Page Six reports.
He and the American actress were two of the keynote speakers at the event.
One insider tells the news outlet that ‘Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother. He talked about the events of his childhood and how they affected him and that he’s been talking to a mental health professional.’
The news outlet noted that Harry has been going to therapy sessions for no less than three years.
At the time Princess Diana lost her life, Prince Harry was only 12 years old and she was 37.
The beloved Lady Di tragically died in a car accident back in 1997 while stalked by the paparazzi on the road, reason for which Harry chose to leave the Royal Family since Meghan was getting a lot of negative attention from the press as well.
The former royal member would hate for his status to put his wife and mother of his child in such danger and have the history repeat itself.
Sure enough, the outlet mentioned that ‘Harry also touched on Megxit, saying that while it’s been really difficult on him and Meghan, he doen’t regret their decision to step down as senior royals as he wants to protect his family. He doesn’t want Meghan and their son to go through what he did as a child.’