The Duke and Duchess of Sussex feature in a moving trailer for Harry’s mental health documentary series starring Oprah Winfrey, and footage suggests he will revisit the trauma he experienced following his mother’s death.
The two-minute trailer features an archival film from Diana, Princess of Wales’ funeral in 1997, showing Harry, then 12, standing with his head bowed as his mother’s coffin passes by, alongside the Prince of Wales, who then turns to speak to his son.
Harry is shown in conversation with Winfrey, saying, “Making this decision to receive help is not a sign of weakness. In today’s world, more than ever, it is a sign of strength.
Apple TV + series The Me You Can’t See, which begins Friday, features several celebrities talking about mental health. The trailer shows clips of interviews with Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close and San Antonio Spurs basketball player DeMar DeRozan.
Several of those interviewed seem on the verge of tears as they discuss their experiences. Winfrey says, “It’s just something that I accepted. “
Meghan makes a cameo appearance, entering the stunt alongside Harry. The Duchess smiles and wears a T-shirt with the slogan “Raising the Future”. Later, Sussexes’ son Archie is shown sitting on his mother’s lap, in footage filmed around the time of his first birthday.
Harry says in the trailer, “This year’s results will be felt for decades to come. Children, families, husbands, wives, everyone. “
Harry and Winfrey are the co-creators and executive producers of the project. The Sussexes’ Archewell website says they will guide “honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being, while opening up about their personal journeys and struggles.”
Last week Harry appeared to suggest that his father and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had failed as parents. Speaking on the Armchair Expert podcast, he said he wanted to “break the cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering” for the sake of his own children. He said of Charles, “He treated me like he was treated, so how can I change that for my own children?”
Harry has previously spoken of the emotional turmoil he faced after his mother was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997, claiming he spent nearly two decades ‘not thinking’ about her death before finally getting help after a period of “utter chaos”.