Prince Harry has opened up in a heartbreaking new interview, confessing that he suffered panic attacks as a child following the death of Princess Diana.
“In my case, suit and tie, every single time I was in any room with loads of people, which is quite often, I was just pouring with sweat,” he told good friend and Paralympic medal winner Dave Henson in a segment for Forces TV.
“Like heart beating — boom, boom, boom, boom — and literally just like a washing machine.”
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, get me out of here now,’” the 32-year-old added. “Oh, hang on, I can’t get out of here, I have got to just hide it.”
This follows the Prince’s previous revelation that he was forced to seek professional help for his unprocessed grief after being “triggered” by his stint in Afghanistan.
“If you lose your mum at the age of 12, you have got to deal with it,” the young royal explained in the candid interview which is set to air on Wednesday in the U.K ahead of the Invictus Games.
“The idea that 20 years later I still hadn’t really… that 15, 17 years later I still hadn’t dealt with it. Afghan was the moment where I was like, ‘Right, deal with it.'”
Harry also admitted that this realisation was a “life changing” moment for him.
“It was like, right, you are… Prince Harry, you can do this, as long are you’re not a complete tit, then you’re gonna be able to get that support, because you’ve got the credibility of 10 years’ service and therefore, you can really make a difference.”
“You help yourself, so you can help others,” he continued.
“And I think that is hugely powerful.”
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