In his new series addressing mental health, Prince Harry finally shared just how devastating losing his mother was. He was so young and the family would not talk about the death so it was not until he was an adult that he was able to process his pain.
Prince Harry's Memory From Princess Diana's Funeral
Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's mental health series The Me You Can't See has just been released on AppleTV+. The Duke of Sussex talked about that heartbreaking day where he and his family walked behind his mother Princess Diana's casket.
Harry told Oprah, "When my mum was taken away from me at the age of 12, just before my 13th birthday, I didn't want the [royal] life. Sharing the grief of my mother's death with the world."
He emotionally remembered walking beside his older brother Prince William, "For me, the thing I remember the most was the sound of the horses' hooves going along the pavement. Along the Mall, the red brick road. By this point I was, both of us were in shock. It was like I was outside of my body and just walking along doing what was expected of me."
Many will recall just how devastated the public was to lose such an inspiring light. The commonwealth who showed up in support were seen sobbing and releasing their emotions. Harry recalls being confused, as he was "Showing one-tenth of the emotion that everybody else was showing. I thought, 'This is my mum. You never even met her.'"
He explained, "I always wanted to be normal as opposed to Prince Harry. Just being Harry. It was a puzzling life. But unfortunately, when I think about my mum the first thing that comes to mind is always the same one over and over again."
Big-hearted Harry described how inevitable his mother's death was: "Strapped in the car, seatbelt across with my brother in the car as well and my mother driving being chased by three, four, five mopeds with paparazzi on and then she was always unable to drive because of tears. There was no protection."
"One of the feelings that comes up with me always is the helplessness. Being too young. Being a guy but too young to be able to help a woman, in this case, your mother. And that happened every single day."
Princess Diana, her partner Dodi Fayed, and their driver Henri Paul we being heavily chased by paparazzi when they crashed and passed away.
See the trailer for The Me You Can't See here: