Prince Harry opens up about a revealing conversation he had with his therapist regarding his emotional state in his memoir, ‘Spare’. In the book, the Duke of Sussex explains how he felt ‘stuck’ and conflicted in his feelings about his mother.
This conversation occurred while Harry’s then-girlfriend, Meghan Markle, was facing intense scrutiny from the media. Harry recalls how his therapist pointed out that he sounded ‘stuck’ and that a part of him was trapped in 1997.
Harry writes: “She said that, no matter how valid my complaints, I also sounded stuck. Granted, Meg and I were living through an ordeal, but the Harry who’d snapped at Meg with such anger wasn’t this Harry, the reasonable Harry, lying on this sofa and laying out his case.”
The Duke of Sussex further reveals that he recognized that he was still emotionally affected by the tragedy of his mother’s death, even after all those years. Harry adds that he felt like the traumatized twelve-year-old Harry again.
Despite the realization, Harry acknowledges that he’s in a much better place now and credits his wife, Meghan, for being a supportive and caring partner.