Prince Harry has revealed details of the grief and sadness surrounding the death of his mother, Princess Diana (1961-1997), in a car accident 16 years ago. In the miniseries “Heart of Invictus”, released by Netflix this Wednesday (30), the youngest member of the British royal family highlighted the loss in a testimony.
Harry was just 12 years old when his mother tragically passed away in Paris. In the show’s fourth episode, he shares that he was only able to truly understand his feelings and the magnitude of his mother’s loss 16 years after the tragic incident.
“I had a period in my life where I didn’t understand this, but the trauma of losing my mother at 12 years old made me spend all these years without [expressar] emotions, unable to cry and feel”, says Meghan Markle’s husband. “It was only a long time later, at the age of 28, that a circumstance triggered some tears, as if someone shook me and everything came to light… It was chaos . My emotions went all over the place and all I could think was, ‘How do I control this?’
He concludes the matter by saying, “I went from emptiness to a turmoil of emotions, so I needed a container to contain myself, with the lid open. My therapist told me, ‘You choose what goes in, the rest stays out. outside'”.
In addition to the powerful delve into his own experiences, the docuseries also marks a time when Harry alludes to his royal family’s lack of support during his return from tours in Afghanistan. The production seeks to show the mental health challenges faced by military personnel with experience in war zones. The prince served in Afghanistan on two occasions is the protagonist of the series.
“I didn’t have the support, the structure, the contacts or the assistance of specialists to understand what was happening to me”, declared Harry, when addressing the traumas resulting from his experiences in the midst of the Afghan conflict. “Unfortunately, as with many people, the search for therapy only happens when we’re already on the floor in the fetal position, regretting not having faced these issues sooner. That’s something I wish would change.”
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