Prince Harry Says Cameras, Flashes Are 'Worst Reminder' of Mom Princess Diana
The royal got unusually candid in an emotional documentary with Britain's ITV, which aired in the U.S. on ABC.
Prince Harry got candid about his royal life in the spotlight with wife Meghan Markle, saying the constant media attention is an unfortunate reminder of a "wound that still festers" for him.
The couple spoke to Britain's ITV in a special documentary called "Meghan and Harry: An African Journey." It aired Wednesday on ABC for their American fans, who got to see an unusually emotional and raw side of the royal family.
Harry, speaking from the place that was so beloved by his mom, the late Prince Diana, said her untimely death is still a sore spot on his heart. He added that a part of his own life constantly brings her death right back to the forefront for him.
“I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back,” he said. “In that respect, it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.”
The Duke of Sussex added: "Everything that I do reminds me of her. But as I said, with the role, with the job and sort of the pressures that come with that, I get reminded of the bad stuff.”
Harry did much of the same work that his mom did in Africa during his recent tour. He honored he humanitarian work in Angola to raise awareness about landmines and the people still falling victim to their explosions.
Meanwhile, Meghan opened up about her biracial identity, something that has been brought to the forefront with her entrance into the royal family. In a speech to women and girls in Cape Town, she said, "While I am here with my husband as a member of the Royal Family, I want you to know that for me, I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color, and as your sister."
She explained to ITV that her husband was very supportive of her adding that description into her speech.
"When I made the choice to add those words into the speech, it was really at the last minute, and I said to Harry, ‘What do you think if I add this in? I don’t know. It just felt right.’ And he very kindly and supportively said, ‘If that’s what feels right, then that’s what you should say.’ Because it’s true,” she said.
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