Prince Harry Reveals How Princes Diana Death Affected his Life

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Princess Diana, the people’s princess was not just Britain’s princess, but she was the princess of everyone’s heart. People belonging to every state, country and religion used to love her for her affectionate and humane thoughts. Her sudden death in a car accident on August 31, 1997 in Paris, sent shock waves across the globe. It was her family that was affected the most. Especially prince Harry, the youngest in the family. Read on to know how Prince Harry coped up with his emotions.

In a recent interview with the newspaper, The Telegraph, prince Harry revealed, how devastated he felt after losing his mother at such a young age of 12. Here is what he said;

“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 also my work as well,”

The biggest revelation Prince Harry made in this regard is when at the age of 28, he had to seek some professional assistance in dealing with his fears and emotions.  He told the Telegraph about those “two years of total chaos. I didn’t know what was wrong with me.”

In addition to that, he said, “My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand. Refusing to ever think about my mum because why would that help? It’s only going to make you sad. It’s not going to bring her back,”

“From an emotional side, I was like ‘right, don’t ever let your emotions be part of anything.’ So, I was a typical sort of 20-, 25-, 28-year-old running around going ‘life is great, or life is fine,”

“Then I started to have a few conversations and then, all of a sudden, all of this grief that I’d never processed came to the forefront. I was like, ‘there’s actually a lot of stuff here I need to deal with.’

interview courtesy: The Telegraph

Furthermore, Prince Harry revealed how Princess Diana’s death led him to opt for excessive drinking and marijuana at the age of 16. And his father Prince Charles had to send him to a rehab. But now after passing through all those phases, he is in quite ‘a good place’. [Read here: How Pippa Middleton is going to celebrate her big day?]