Prince Harry says Charles left him "to suffer" after Diana's death 1 year ago

Prince Harry says Charles left him "to suffer" after Diana's death

The Prince opened up about the lack of support he felt growing up.

In the first three episodes of his documentary, The Me You Can't See, Prince Harry has opened up about the pain he felt following the death of his mother.


While in conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Harry speaks about the lack of emotional support he received from his father growing up.

"My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I: 'Well it was like that for me, so it's going to be like that for you," Harry said.

"That doesn't make sense. Just because you suffered doesn't mean your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids."

Harry said his family told him to "play the long game," to which he objected.


"I've got a hell of a lot of my mum in my," he said. "The only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth."

The Prince added that he suffered from anxiety as an adult, and would turn to alcohol to help "mask something".


This isn't the first time Harry has spoken candidly about his mental health. Earlier this month he appeared on The Armchair Expert Podcast and spoke about the impact of attending therapy. Harry said it was "like the bubble had burst".

He also spoke about how he wishes to avoid passing any "pain or suffering" onto his children.

He told the podcast hosts: "I don't think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents suffered. I'm going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on."