Published On: Tue, Jul 26th, 2016

Prince Harry repentant, not speaking up on Diana’s death


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Recently Prince Harry, who is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, hosted an occasion at Kensington Palace for mental health charity, Heads Together, where he called a number of high-status sports celebrities to reveal up regarding their past experiences with mental health issues.

At some stage in the occasion, the 31-year-old revealed to the media that he repentant for not talking regarding his mother’s death and the reality is that anyone can be affected by mental illness, in spite of stature or financial position.

The 31-year-old prince stated that “You know, I really regret not ever talking about it, he said. For the first 28 years of my life, I never talked about it.”

At the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth ll, but is currently fifth in line after his father, his older brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and William’s children, George and Charlotte.


Prince further continued that “Everyone can suffer from mental health [issues], whether you are a member of the Royal family or a sports star or a white-van driver, or a mother or father,” He lost his mother in a tragic car accident at the age of 12.

He continued by saying “A lot of people think if you’ve got a job, if you’ve got financial security, if you’ve got a family, you’ve got a house, all that sort of stuff, everyone seems to think that is all you need and you are absolutely fine to deal with stuff.”

Diana wanted Harry and William to have a broader range of experiences than previous royal children and took them to venues that ranged from Disney World and McDonald’s to AIDS clinics and shelters for the homeless. Harry began to accompany his parents on official visits at an early age; his first overseas royal tour was with his parents to Italy in 1985

Harry, who established the charity with his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton, directs people to talk regarding these problems instead of keeping them bottled up within.

He stated to a British press “It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem.”

Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash in 1997 in Paris when she was 36 years old.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.