Prince Harry has opened up in another bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview on his new Apple TV documentary series called The Me You Can’t See.
Harry, 36, and wife Meghan Markle, 39, created the series about mental health with the help of stars including Lady Gaga and Glenn Close.
In it, Harry said his family did not speak about his mother Princess Diana’s death and expected him to just deal with the resulting press attention and mental distress.
His devastating remarks come after he recently said he wanted to break the cycle of “genetic pain” in his family.
Prince Harry says his father, Prince Charles, thought his sons should suffer as he did
“My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you’,” Harry said.
“That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite.
“If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids,” he added.
He alleged his family told him to “play the game” and life would improve.
Prince Harry feared Meghan Markle could take her own life and says he is “ashamed” of how he coped (Image: DPA/PA Images)
But he objected, telling Winfrey: “I’ve got a hell of a lot of my mum in me.
“The only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth.”
Harry made several other shocking revelations including that he was terrified Meghan may take her own life while pregnant with their son, Archie, because of the pain she was experiencing.
Princess Diana made headlines in 1995 with her BBC interview with Martin Bashir
Diana told Bashir that the marriage was “crowded” (Image: Press Association)
He said he was “ashamed” of how he dealt with this, and admitted he has turned to drink and drugs in the past to try to numb his own pain.
He spoke of his anger of his mother’s 1997 death, and said: “The same people who chased her into that tunnel photographed her dying in the backseat of that car.”
The interview was released on the same night Harry’s brother Prince William released a scathing statement after the BBC was found to have fallen short of standards in obtaining the explosive 1995 interview with Diana.
* The Me You Can’t See is available on Apple TV+

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