Britain’s Price Harry has opened up about his mother’s death, reports E! News. Harry, known for avoiding questions about his mother, Princess Diana of Wales’, death, opened up to Dave Henson, former Invictus Games Captain.
Harry served two tours in Afghanistan taking to the front lines.
His time touring helped him cope with his mother’s death.
“I’ve got plenty of issues but none of them relate to Afghanistan, but Afghanistan was the thing that triggered everything else,” he said. He continued, “Not to get too personal, if you lose your mum at the age of 12 then you’ve got to deal with it and the idea that.. 15, 17 years later hadn’t dealt with it, Afghan was the moment, I was like ‘right – deal with it’.”
Harry founded the Invictus Games, an annual event that features wounded armed service members and veterans in an international Paralympic multi-sport.
The Prince also contributes a major part of the healing he has experienced to the Invictus Games, stating that talking to all of the guys about their struggles has really helped him. The games include sports, such as volleyball, rowing and wheelchair basketball.
“For me, Invictus has been a sort of cure for myself,” he told Henson.
Prince Harry has fond memories of his time serving, stating that Afghanistan was the experience of his life. He went on to say that he has never met anyone who can’t speak highly of their time in the military.
The Prince has been in the spotlight recently for dating actress Meghan Markle, but spoke little of his love life during the interview.
Harry also admitted that he suffered from panic attacks after Princess Diana’s death and said: “We’re all mental.” Harry has been very open about his own struggles and even announced that he sought therapy to help him get over the loss of his mother nearly 20 years after her death.