Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, has not finished sharing his struggles. Harry’s mental health television series The Me You Can’t See debuted on Apple TV Plus on Friday. In it, Harry tells Oprah Winfrey how he fought to cope, saying he turned to drugs and alcohol to try to cope.
“I was ready to drink, I was ready to take drugs, I was ready to try and do things that made me feel less like I was feeling,” Harry said.
He called the years between 23 and 32 “a nightmare time in my life,” citing anxiety and panic attacks. He said he would drink to excess not because he liked it, but “because I was trying to cover something up.”
Although Harry rarely mentions members of the Royal Family directly, in the series he did speak of his father, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne. His father didn’t speak about Diana’s death, he said, expecting him to just deal with press attention and the other issues Harry was facing.
“Well, (life) was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you,” Harry said to him and his brother William. But Harry, who now lives in California with his American-born wife Meghan Markle, who is expecting their second child, did not buy the statement.
“Just because you have suffered doesn’t mean your children have to suffer,” Harry said. “In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you have suffered, do all you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you have had, you can make things good for your children. “
Harry spoke two more times in 2021. In March, Harry and his wife spoke to Winfrey for a, and most recently, The Duke appeared on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s .
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