Prince Harry is opening up about his struggles in dealing with the death of his mother. In an interview with The Telegraph, the Prince admits that he shut down his emotions for almost 2 years while trying to cope with the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Harry admitted that he spent most of his teenage years avoiding thinking about her.
“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well,”
Harry’s brother William suggested that he seek help, but
“He only began to address his grief when he was 28 after feeling “on the verge of punching someone” and facing anxiety during royal engagements.”
The Prince decided to finally speak out about his struggles with mental health to try and bring light onto the subject in hopes that more people will feel comfortable discussing it. Now 32, Harry feels that he is in a good place after seeking the help of counsellors and taking up boxing.