Historically, British royals have a stiff upper lip when it comes to talking about their feelings. But Prince Harry broke the stuffy tradition in 2017, when he gave a candid interview revealing his internal turmoil after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. “I can safely say that losing my mum 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 my work as well,” the prince said.
At Prince William’s urging, Harry spoke to a therapist. “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,’” the 33-year-old said. Today, one of Harry’s biggest charities is Heads Together, a campaign that stresses the importance of mental health.
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