The prince harry of england confessed that, during a time in his life, he resorted to parties and alcohol “as a way of escape” from the pain he felt after the death of his mother Diana and his fit into the British royal family.
In a new documentary series titled “The Me You Can’t See”(” What you can’t see about me ”), which he has created together with the famous American presenter Oprah Winfrey, Harry shares details of what his life with the Windsors was like after his mother’s death, especially his early youth, and his struggle to maintain his metal stability, according to People magazine.
“I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try to do the things that made me feel less the way I did.”, She confesses in the documentary to Winfrey, who has broadcast her first episode on the Apple TV platform.
“But slowly I realized that, okay, I wasn’t drinking Monday through Friday, but I would probably drink the equivalent of a week in a single day, on a Friday or Saturday night. And he was drinking, not because he enjoyed it, but because he was trying to mask something, “he says in the interview.
In that talk He confesses that the happiest time of his life was the 10 years he was in the Army “Because there was no special treatment for being a member of royalty.”
FOUR YEARS OF THERAPY
His mental health problems escalated after the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in August 1997. At the time, Harry was only 12 years old.
“I am one of the first people to recognize that, in the first place, I was afraid, when I went to therapy for the first time, afraid of losing”, he assures.
“Four years of therapy for a person who never thought they would ever need or do therapy is … that’s a long time. I was not in an environment in which he was encouraged to talk about it, ”he complains, referring to the lack of communication with his family.
Harry from Sussex also explains that He thought he “needed” therapy because of the “past, to heal from the past”, mainly from the death of his mother.
“I don’t want to think about her, because if I think about her, the fact that I can’t bring her back is going to come out and it’s going to make me sad. What is the use of thinking about something sad? And I just decided not to talk about it. Nobody talked about it, ”he recalls.
After the death of Diana of Wales, Harry believes that he had “his head stuck in the sand and it just cracked,” adding: “If people had said, “How are you?” They would say “fine.” Never happy. Never sad, very good. Well was the easy answer”.
PANIC ATTACKS AND SEVERE ANXIETY
He endured “panic attacks [y] severe anxiety ”during his royal duties in his late twenties, a period he calls a“ nightmare time in my life ”due to being in“ fight or flight mode ”and“ freaking out ”often.
“Every time I got in the car and every time I saw a camera, I started to sweat. It felt like my body temperature was two or three degrees higher than everyone else in the room. I convinced myself that my face was bright red and everyone could see how I felt, but no one would know why, ”shares Queen Elizabeth’s grandson.
“Now in hindsight, looking back, it’s all a matter of time. Towards my late 20s, everything got really hectic for me. To the point of exhaustion, he was traveling all over the place ”because from his family’s perspective he thought like this:“ We need someone to go there: Nepal, Harry. You go ”.
He admits that he was always assertive with his obligations but that led him to exhaustion.
Appel TV premiered on May 21 this production in which Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Zack Williams and boxer Virginia Fuchs have also participated, among other guests.
According to Apple, the producers of the format have had the supervision of 14 specialists and organizations from different parts of the world to talk about treatments and therapies on metal health.
The series will also feature the testimonies of people of different ages, gender and socio-cultural condition, added the platform.
This is the second collaboration between Winfrey and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II after the media interview that he and his wife, Meghan Markle, gave to the presenter at the beginning of March.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were at the forefront of controversy when, in that conversation, Markle accused the British Royal House of racism, singled out Buckingham Palace for perpetuating lies about her and Henry, and admitted that she had suicidal thoughts due to pressure suffered.