Prince Harry REVEALS media scrutiny on the royal family is a constant reminder of Princess Diana's demise

Prince Harry reveals that his late mother, Princess Diana's untimely demise is still "a wound that festers," especially with the media scrutiny on the royal family. Read below to know more about what Harry had to say on the same.

Updated on Oct 19, 2019 12:52 AM IST  |  203.7K
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently involved in a legal battle with the British press.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently involved in a legal battle with the British press.

Princess Diana's untimely death in 1997, while being followed by incessant paparazzi, is a "fester that wounds" still for her son, Prince Harry, who got emotional while talking about his late mother in the ITV special, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. The documentary followed Harry and Meghan through their royal tour of Africa as the couple gets candid about the media scrutiny surrounding them, ever since they got engaged. Recently, the royal pair took legal action against the British press for alleged phone hacks as well as leaking Meghan's letter to her estranged father post her marriage to Harry in August 2019.

While talking to ITV, Harry spoke candidly about how his mother's demise is something he can't come to peace with because of the constant media attention on his family, given their royal roles. "I think [of] 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," Harry confessed and added, "It takes me straight back, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best."

Now, that's its 22 years later, Harry is focused on finishing what his mother started in terms of her philanthropic role and although it's incredibly emotional, everything that he does reminds the Prince of his beloved mother. "But as I said, with the role, with the job, and the sort of the pressures that come with that, I get reminded of the bad stuff usually," Harry shared solemnly.

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Credits: ITV Special - Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,Getty Images

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