According to CNN, Britain’s Prince Harry has revealed to the BBC that he regrets not talking about how the death of his mother, Princess Diana, affected him.
The 31-year-old was 12 when the Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
He was speaking at an event for the mental health charity, Heads Together. He was also filmed opening up to former Manchester United footballer, Rio Ferdinand.
“I really regret not ever talking about it,” Harry told Ferdinand. “For the first 28 years of my life, I never talked about it.”
Speaking the Royal told BBC Breakfast, “The key message here today is that everyone can suffer from mental health”.
“Whether you’re a member of the royal family, whether you’re a soldier, whether you’re a sport star. It doesn’t really matter. Everyone can suffer.”
He explained it was important for those grieving to talk about their feelings: “It’s OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It’s not weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem.”