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Prince Harry Reveals He Turned to Alcohol and Drugs to Numb the Pain of Princess Diana's Death

Prince Harry Reveals He Turned to Alcohol and Drugs to Numb the Pain of Princess Diana's Death

"I was so angry with what happened to her and the fact that there was no justice at all," the Duke said

The Duke of Sussex made some really shocking revelations to Oprah in their new docu-series, The Me You Can't See. The most heartbreaking of all was about how he dealt with the pain of losing his mother, Princess Diana.



 

Prince Harry was 12-years-old when Princess Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris while being chased by paparazzi. Talking about her death he said,  "I was so angry with what happened to her and the fact that there was no justice at all. Nothing came from that. The same people who chased her into the tunnel photographed her dying on the backseat of that car." Harry, in an earlier interview with Dax Shepard, had opened up about how had suffered a mental health crisis in his 20s because he had never properly dealt with his mother's death but the Duke had never explained at the time how bad it actually was.



 

In the docu-series, Harry revealed that he had turned to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain. "I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling. But I slowly became aware that, okay, I wasn't drinking Monday to Friday, but I would probably drink a week's worth in one day on a Friday or a Saturday night. And I would find myself drinking, not because I was enjoying it but because I was trying to mask something," he said. Oprah then asked him if he knew he was masking his emotions at the time, to which he replied, "No. Completely unaware of it." He added, "My brain telling me that I'm in a fight? I never knew that. Why would I know that?" reported PEOPLE



 

This week, following the results of an official inquiry into Bashir's controversial 1995 interview with Princess Diana was announced, Prince Harry spoke about the role of media in Princess Diana's death. He said, "the ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices ultimately took her life. To those who have taken some form of accountability, thank you for owning it. That is the first step towards justice and truth. Yet what deeply concerns me is that practices like these— and even worse—are still widespread today. Then, and now, it's bigger than one outlet, one network, or one publication." He added, "Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed. By protecting her legacy, we protect everyone, and uphold the dignity with which she lived her life. Let's remember who she was and what she stood for," according to PEOPLE. 



 

References: 

https://people.com/royals/prince-harry-turned-to-alcohol-drugs-numb-pain-princess-diana-death/