Prince Harry: ‘I always felt different to the rest of my family… and my mum felt the same’


Prince Harry has said he always felt different to the rest of his family – and that his mum felt the same.

The Duke of Sussex made the remarks during a live-streamed conversation with author Dr Gabor Mate.

“I certainly have felt throughout my life, my younger years, I felt slightly different to the rest of my family,” he said.

“I felt strange being in this container, and I know that my mum felt the same so it makes sense to me.

“It didn’t make sense at the time, I felt as though my body was in there, but my head was out and sometimes it was vice versa.”

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The duke also spoke of his fears ahead of going to therapy.

“One of the things I was most scared about was losing the feelings that I had of my mum,” he said.

“I thought that if I went to therapy it would kill me and that I would lose whatever I had left, whatever I managed to hold onto of my mother and it turns out that wasn’t the case. I didn’t lose that – it was the opposite.

“I turned what I thought was supposed to be sadness to try and prove to her that I missed her into realising she just really wanted me to be happy, and that was a huge weight off my chest.”

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The Duke of Sussex also said marijuana “really helped” him mentally.

He said taking cocaine “did nothing” for him, but added: “Marijuana is different, that actually really did help me.”

Harry’s military service in Afghanistan came up in the conversation – with Dr Mate saying he did not align with the West during the conflict.

Harry responded: “One of the reasons why so many people in the United Kingdom were not supportive of our troops was because they assumed that everybody that was serving was for the war.

“But no, once you sign up, you do what you’re told to do.

“So there was a lot of us that didn’t necessarily agree or disagree, but you were doing what you were trained to do, you were doing what you were sent to do.”

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