Prince Harry shut down his emotions following his mother’s death

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Prince Harry regrets not opening about grief over mom’s death

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“It’s all part of a conversation, being able to talk to a parent or stranger or sibling or colleague.” “It’s a fascinating process,” he adds.


Instead of giving up, giving up, giving up. “Exercise is a simple solution. How about taking up?” “Exercise really is the key,” he continues.

The British royal was 12-years-old when his mom died in a car crash in 1997. The 32-year-old explains dealing with her death in front of the world proved to be too difficult, so he chose to shut down his emotions.

Princess Diana, left, and her son Harry watch veterans as they march past a dais on the Mall as part of the commemorations of VJ Day, August 19, 1995. (ALLAN LEWIS/AFP/Getty Images) The commemoration was held outside Buckingham Palace and was attended by 15,000 veterans and tens-of-thousands of spectators.

“What my mother believed in is if the fact that you are in a position of privilege or a position of responsibility and if you can put your name to something that you genuinely believe in…then you can smash any stigma you want,” he says.


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He now feels he has handle on his issues.

“I started to have a few conversations and actually all of a sudden all of this grief that I have never processed started to come to the forefront and I was like, ‘There is actually a lot of stuff here that I need to deal with’,” he continues.

It’s never going to bring her back.” “It’s only going to make you sad. “My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand and refusing to ever think about my mom because why would that help,” he said in an interview with the podcast Bryony Gordon’s Mad World.

And he is urging others to seek treatment when they feel they need it. He also stresses the importance of focusing on different interests or activities like exercising.

He also insists he wanted to speak out because of his status.

Prince Harry admits he spent much of his twenties acting like everything was fine in his life, but at the urging of his older brother, Prince William, he began to work through his issues surrounding losing his mom.

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It’s not normal to think that nothing’s affecting you’.” “It was only three years ago that, from the support around and my brother and other people around who started to say, ‘You need to deal with this. “I can safely say that losing my mom 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 also my work as well,” he explains.