He called the years between ages 23 and 32 “a nightmare time in my life,” citing anxiety and panic attacks. He said he would drink to excess not because he liked to, but “because I was trying to mask something.”
Harry has spoken out two other times in 2021. In March, Harry and his wife spoke to Winfrey for an explosive TV special, and more recently, the duke appeared on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s Armchair Expert podcast.
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“Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer,” Harry said. “In fact quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids.”
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, isn’t done sharing his struggles. On Friday, Harry’s TV series about mental health, The Me You Can’t See, debuted on Apple TV Plus. In it, Harry tells Oprah Winfrey about how he fought to cope with Princess Diana’s death in 1997, saying he turned to drugs and alcohol to try and cope.
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