A royal regret. What Prince Harry learned from his mother’s death

Prince Harry has a regret.

He regrets not speaking about the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Talking at a mental health charity event in Kensington Palace, he reflected on his response to the death of his mother in a car crash in Paris in 1997; he was aged 12 at the time.

‘I really regret not ever talking about it,’ he said, revealing that he didn’t speak about it ‘for the first 28 years of my life.’

‘Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it; and not solving that problem.’

He then added: ‘A lot of people think if you’ve got a job, if you’ve got financial security, if you’ve got a family, you’ve got a house, all that sort of stuff, everyone seems to think that is all you need – and that you’re absolutely fine to deal with stuff.’

But that isn’t so.

We don’t think to look after our minds; we imagine they’re a given; something we can’t do anything about, something we must just put up with…but minds buckle if they’re not cared for.

After years of holding things in, Harry realised he had to look after his and now speaks of hope.

‘If you can improve your own well-being,’ he said ‘and everyone else’s around you as well, and get your mind as strong as your body, imagine what we could achieve.’

Thankfully, Harry learned to talk…