Prince Harry has been praised after opening up about his 20-year struggle over Princess Diana’s death.
Prince Harry has opened up about the awful trauma he experienced after his mum, Princess Diana, died when he was just 12 years old.
Prince Harry revealed he sought counselling in his late 20s after suffering two years of ‘total chaos’ while coming to terms with the death of Princess Diana.
Harry took up boxing to combat his frustration.
Prince William tried to persuade Harry to seek help as he ‘shut down all his emotions’ for almost two decades after losing his mum.
During a podcast with The Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon, Harry opened up saying: “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle,
“During those years I took up boxing, because everyone was saying boxing is good for you and it’s a really good way of letting out aggression.
“And that really saved me because I was on the verge of punching someone, so being able to punch someone who had pads was certainly easier.”
The Prince added: “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.
“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? “(I thought) it’s only going to make you sad, it’s not going to bring her back.
“So from an emotional side, I was like ‘right, don’t ever let your emotions be part of anything’.
“So I was a typical 20, 25, 28-year-old running around going ‘life is great’, or ‘life is fine’ and that was exactly it.”
Harry even mentioned about future children in the interview, he said he’s already looking at settling down and starting a family.
“I’m a godfather to five or six of my friend’s children,” he explained.
“I would love to have kids.”