Prince Harry claims 'no one' speaks 'openly' about mental health

Prince Harry claims ‘no one in the royal family’ speaks ‘as openly’ as Meghan about their mental health as he compares his wife’s struggle to Diana’s

  • Prince Harry claimed ‘no one in the royal family speaks openly’ on mental health
  • Duke of Sussex discussed his wife’s interview with Tom Bradby in one episode 
  • Part two of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s docu-series was released today 
  • Prince Harry and Meghan LIVE: Follow all the Royal Family news

Prince Harry has claimed ‘no one in the royal family’ speaks ‘openly’ about mental health in his new Netflix documentary.

In the second part of the bombshell documentary, which was released earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke about Meghan’s ITV interview with Tom Bradby where she admitted she had been struggling with her mental health.

Harry explained: ‘No one in the family speaks that openly. No one had done, apart from one person. My Mum.’

The documentary then went on to show footage from the controversial Martin Bashir interview, in which Diana said she was ‘at the end of my tether, desperate’.

Prince Harry, 38, has claimed ‘no one in the royal family’ speaks ‘openly’ about mental health in his new Netflix documentary

In 2019’s ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’, Meghan revealed she was ‘existing not living’ while Harry spoke out about his struggles with mental health. 

The Duchess of Sussex’s voice cracked as she revealed she found it difficult to cope after getting married and giving birth, adding: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m ok.’ 

In the show, Meghan recalled speaking to ITV’s Tom Bradby when she admitted she had been struggling.

She said: ‘I was just really grateful that someone seemed to ask me something like I was a human being.’ 

The documentary then goes on to show footage from the controversial Martin Bashir interview, in which Diana said she was ‘at the end of my tether, desperate’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s mental health work 

2013: Prince Harry sees a ‘counsellor’ aged 28. This is revealed in a 2017 interview with Bryony Gordon at the Daily Telegraph

2016: Meets Meghan and starts therapy shortly afterwards on her suggestion. Revealed in 2021 he has been in therapy for ‘four, five years’

2017: Kate, Harry and William promote their Heads Together Campaign.

Harry shares he first saw a counsellor at 28 and is now in a ‘good place’.

Now believed this was due to Meghan’s influence.

2019: Meghan gives her interview in which she confesses she is ‘not okay’  

2021: Revealed Harry has been in therapy for ‘four, five’ years and has branched out to alternative therapies including EDMR because he had ‘done the work’

Meanwhile Meghan told Oprah she had suffered suicidal thoughts while in the royal family 

2022: Said he wants to bring therapy and coaching to the ‘masses’ at summit for business leaders in San Francisco

When the ITV documentary was broadcast and Meghan’s comments made headlines around the world, Meghan and Harry said they were surprised to see her words make the final cut.

They then discuss the #WeLoveYouMeghan trending topic.

Meanwhile Harry claimed:  ‘From an institutional perspective, there was something wrong with her, as opposed to this system we were a part of.’

Harry said ‘no one’ had spoken about mental health in the same way Meghan had, except for his mother. 

The couple went on to show a clip of Diana discussing her mental health in the controversial Bashir interview. 

Prince William has previously said the interview – which a damning report by Lord Dyson found to had been obtained through ‘deceitful behaviour’ by Mr Bashir – ‘should never be aired again.’

The BBC has vowed to ‘never show the programme again’ or ‘license it in whole or in part to other broadcaster’ and says the decision to air it in the docuseries ‘is a matter for Netflix.’ 

Harry has himself been very open about his mental health struggles. 

In 2017, the Duke spoke to Bryony Gordon in his first interview about his mental health struggles for her Mad World podcast. 

He, Kate and William went on to launch their Heads Together campaign that same year. 

The Sussexes’ six-part show – which forms part of their multimillion-pound deal with Netflix – has become the streaming giant’s most-watched documentary in a premier week, debuting with 81.55 million hours viewed. 

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