Prince Harry says counseling rescued him from despair of Diana's death

By Mike Bambach   |   Updated April 17, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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April 17 (UPI) -- Prince Harry sought counseling four years ago after "shutting down all of my emotions" for almost two decades after the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

The 32-year-old prince, fifth in line to the British throne, opened up about finally reaching "a good place" during a podcast interview with The Telegraph published Sunday.

"I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12 has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well," he said. "I didn't know what was wrong with me."

The Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997, sending shock waves around the world and plunging Britain into mourning.

Prince Harry said he finally sought professional help when he was 28 after "two years of total chaos."

Along with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he is promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, the London Marathon's charity of the year.

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