Prince Harry Admits To Seeking Counselling To Deal With His Mother’s Death
Prince Harry has admitted he sought counselling after two years of ‘total chaos’ as he struggled to come to terms with his mother’s death.
He revealed that his brother William encouraged his younger sibling to get help after ‘shutting down all his emotions’ for nearly 20 years following Diana’s death in a car crash in 1997.
The prince, aged 12 at the time, finally addressed his grief at the age of 28 after claiming he was ‘on the verge of punching someone’.
In an interview, he said the death had left him feeling anxious during royal engagements and that he even took up boxing to help ease his frustrations.
Harry said he was ‘in a good place’ after receiving counselling, but admitted he was forced to avoid thinking about his mother in his teenage years.
Prince Harry told The Telegraph: ”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. I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle”.
‘My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help?’
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