Prince Harry talks about struggles after mom's death

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April 18, 2017

Prince Harry has revealed for the first time that losing his mother when he was only 12 left him in emotional turmoil for 20 years, filling him with grief and rage he could only manage after he sought counselling.The 32-year-old prince told The Daily Telegraph in an interview published on Monday that he "shut down all his emotions" for nearly 20 years and had been "very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions."

He describes a long, painful process of refusing to face his sense of loss that only came to an end when he was in his late 20s, and sought professional counselling to cope with the pressures and unhappiness.

He said he was pretending that life was great until he started counselling and faced his problems head on.

Along with his brother Prince William and sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, Harry has worked with a charity that promotes mental health.