Prince Harry Said Family Wasn’t There For Him When His Mom Died – Watch
Prince Harry has said that his family was not there for him when his mother, Princess Diana, died in 1997. The royal family didn’t have the “support structure” he needed following the death of his mother Princess Diana in 1997 — when he was just 12 years old.
In a new documentary, “Heart of Invictus,” Harry said that he was left alone in his room at Balmoral Castle after he was told the news of Diana’s death. He said that he did not receive the support he needed from his family at the time.
In the new Netflix limited series, “Heart of Invictus,” Harry opened up about dealing with past traumas — which he said goes back to before his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following his return home from serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan, one in 2007 another in 2012, the Daily Mail reported.
“The trigger to me was actually returning from Afghanistan, but the stuff that was coming up was from … 1997 from the age of 12,” Harry said in the show. “Losing my mum at such at young age. The trauma that I had I was never really aware of.”
“It was never discussed,” he added. “I didn’t really talk about it. I suppressed it like most youngsters would have done. But then when it all came fizzing out I was bouncing off the walls. I was like, ‘what is going on here. I am now feeling everything as opposed to being numb.’”
“Unfortunately, like most of us, the first time you really consider therapy is when you are lying on the floor in the fetal position probably wishing that you dealt with this stuff previously,” Harry said.
Harry also said that finally by the age of 28 he was able to start to working through some of the trauma, Page Six noted.
“I had no emotion, I was unable to cry, I was unable to feel,” the Duke said. “I didn’t know it at the time. And it wasn’t until later in my life, aged 28, there was a circumstance that happened that the first few bubbles started coming out and then suddenly it was like someone shook and it went ‘poof’ … and then it was chaos.”
Prince Harry appears to take another jab at the Royal family by saying he didn't have a support network after his return from Afghanistan.
Here we go again, it's another Harold public therapy session.
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