Prince Harry 'really regrets' not talking about Princess Diana's death

Prince Harry 'really regrets' not talking about Princess Diana's death

The Prince reveals his mother's death affected him up until 3 years ago
26 Jul, 2016

Prince Harry recently hosted an event at Kensington Palace for mental health charity, Heads Together, where he invited several high-profile sports stars to open up about their past experiences with mental health issues.

During the event, the 31-year-old told BBC he regrets not talking about his mother's death and the fact that anyone can be affected by mental illness, regardless of stature or financial position.

"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."

"Everyone can suffer from mental health [issues], whether you're a member of the Royal family or a sports star or a white-van driver, or a mother or father," added the Prince, who lost his mother in a tragic car accident at the age of 12.

Prince Harry and Princess Diana photographed together (1987)
Prince Harry and Princess Diana photographed together (1987)

He elaborated: "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."

Harry, who set up the charity with his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton, advises people to talk about these issues rather than keep them bottled up inside.

He told BBC Breakfast: "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 recognising it and not solving that problem."

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


ali Jul 26, 2016 12:51pm
great stuff
KT Jul 26, 2016 03:04pm
I recall Lord Mountbatten who really loved his wife. Just google Lady Mountbatten and her relations. Many times family affections do make difference to people who are diverted from their path. Need not all lady who loose their path meet accident. I respect Lady Diana she was a kind of person who should have lived for years longer. Her children will always respect her ever !
Abdulla Hussain Jul 26, 2016 08:14pm
Even today this lovely lady Diana is present in the hearts of million. She was a real fine lady. Its a fact she has not been remembered by her children the way she deserved.
Saulat imtiaz Jul 26, 2016 10:21pm
It is always helpful to share the feelings.Share your experience and then move on.
Truthful from USA Jul 27, 2016 03:38am
It is extremely difficult to talk about your lovedone who just had left this mortal world. People who have experience understand it.