Prince Harry reveals his 20-year agony over Princess Diana’s death which left him close to a breakdown and in need of counselling.
The 32-year-old royal said he decided to seek therapy after he was on the ‘verge of punching someone’
PRINCE Harry has revealed he “shut down all his emotions” for two decades after losing his mother Princess Diana.
Harry, 32, admitted he had been close to a breakdown, sought therapy and took up boxing to combat frustration
In a frank interview, Harry, 32, said he finally faced his pain at 28 when he was “on the verge of punching someone”.
The royal talked of “shutting down all of my emotions” for two decades after Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997 when he was only 12.
It got so bad that brother Prince William, 34, was left begging him to face his heartache and seek help.
Harry revealed he turned to therapy after coming “close to a complete breakdown” over the loss.
And he told how he turned to boxing as a means of safely taking out his aggression and frustration.
The Prince — who insists he is now in a “good place” — spoke out in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
Giving an account of conquering his demons, Harry told mental health journalist Bryony Gordon: “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well.
Source: The UK Sun