Prince Harry opened up about his mental health in a docuseries named The Me You Can’t See with Oprah Winfrey. He said that his mother, Princess Diana’s tragic death in 1997 pushed towards drug and alcohol abuse. Princess Diana Death
He also talked about his wife Meghan Markle’s suicidal thoughts and blamed the British royal family for neglecting him and his family.
In 1997, Princess Diana lost her life during a car crash. His son Prince Harry was just 12-year-old when he walked behind her coffin while the world media documented the famous public figure’s funeral.
Harry said, “I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling.”
He said that he would drink a week worth’s of alcohol in a day because he said he was “trying to mask something”.
Harry said that losing his mother made him more fearful when his wife Meghan Markle was contemplating suicide.
Sharing the mental distress he went through, he said, ” The thing that stopped her from seeing it through was how unfair it would be on me after everything that had happened to my mum and to now be put in a position of losing another woman in my life, with a baby inside of her, our baby.
He blamed the British royal family for neglecting, “I felt completely helpless. I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence or total neglect.”
The docuseries made by Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey aims to focus on mental health. Harry new round of allegations and criticism of the royal family has brought the longest surviving monarchy under scrutiny once again.
The Queen giving her reaction to these statements has reportedly said that she was saddened to know what Meghan and Harry experienced. She said that the recollections can differ but the royal family will address the issues around racism allegations made by the couple. Harry and Meghan had earlier accused an unnamed royal family member of being “concerned” about the skin colour of their then-unborn son Archie.