- Title: Britain's Prince Harry sought counseling more than a decade after mother's death
- Date: 17th April 2017
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - MAY 30, 2009) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HARRY TAKING PART IN CHARITY POLO MATCH HARRY AND TEAM MATES BEING SPRAYED WITH CHAMPAGNE AS THEY HOLD THE TROPHY HARRY THROWING CHAMPAGNE CORK AT AN OPPONENT
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- Keywords: Prince Harry Princess Diana mental health
- Location: LONDON, GAYDON AND WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/ LECH, AUSTRIA/ NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C, UNITED STATES
- City: LONDON, GAYDON AND WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/ LECH, AUSTRIA/ NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C, UNITED STATES
- Country: Various
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Royals
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Britain's Prince Harry sought counseling in his late twenties to help deal with the grief of losing his mother more than a decade earlier, he told the Daily Telegraph newspaper who published the interview on Monday (April 17).
Harry, whose mother Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 when he was just 12, said he had come "very close to a complete breakdown" on several occasions after shutting down his emotions, impacting both his work and his personal life.
"From an emotional side, I was like 'right, don't ever let your emotions be part of anything'," he said in the interview.
He added that his older brother Prince William had encouraged him to seek help and had seen "a shrink" several times. He also took up boxing to help deal with aggression after feeling he was "on the verge of punching someone".
The princes' mother Diana was married to heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles between 1981 and 1996, when the couple divorced. She was killed when the car she was in crashed while being chased by paparazzi on motorbikes.
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