14 Times Prince Harry Got Seriously Raw
HE ALMOST QUIT ROYAL LIFE
"I felt I wanted out, but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself. We don’t want to be just a bunch of celebrities but instead use our role for good."
HE FELT MOST AT HOME IN THE ARMY, AND RESENTED THE JOURNALIST WHO OUTED HIS AFGHANISTAN SERVICE
"I felt very resentful. Being in the Army was the best escape I’ve ever had. I felt as though I was really achieving something. I have a deep understanding of all sorts of people from different backgrounds and felt I was part of a team. I wasn’t a Prince, I was just Harry."
HE THINKS THE MONARCHY NEEDS TO CHANGE
"We want to make sure the Monarchy lasts and are passionate about what it stands for. But it can’t go on as it has done under the Queen. There will be changes and pressure to get them right."
HE DOESN'T MIND BEING FIFTH IN LINE TO THE THRONE
"The reason I am now fifth is because of my nephew and niece and I could never wish them away. They are the most amazing things ever."
HE FEELS HIS RELEVANCY IS FLEETING
"[I'm in a rush] to make something of my life. I feel there is just a smallish window when people are interested in me before [William’s children] take over, and I’ve got to make the most of it.”
HE DOESN'T THINK HE SHOULD HAVE HAD TO WALK BEHIND DIANA'S COFFIN
“My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television. I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.”
HE SUFFERED FROM PANIC ATTACKS
HE SUFFERED FROM PANIC ATTACKS
HE OVERCAME MANY OF HIS FEELINGS OF RESENTMENT TOWARDS ROYAL LIFE
“My mother died when I was very young. I didn't want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good. I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people and making them laugh. I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble.”
HE WANTS TO BE "NORMAL"
"I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too."
HE'S OPENING UP ABOUT DIANA, DESPITE THE PAIN
"I think it’s never going to be easy for the two of us to talk about our mother, but 20 years on seems like a good time to remind people of the difference that she made not just to the royal family but also to the world."
HE ADMITS HE HAS A NAUGHTY SIDE
"I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble."
HE DECIDED TO REACH OUT FOR HELP AT PRINCE WILLIAM'S ENCOURAGEMENT
“It was only three years ago, from the support around from my brother and other people, saying ‘You really need to deal with this.’ It’s not normal to say that nothing has affected you.”
HE'S BEEN AFFECTED BY PUBLIC SCRUTINY
“I’ve probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions, when all sorts of grief, and lies and misconceptions are coming at you from every angle. But it comes with the job, and comes with that role.”
HE'S VOCAL ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH
"It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.”