Prince Harry Talks About The Pressure Of Life In New Documentary
On Thursday, ITV released a first look at their documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. It gives a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of the couple’s South Africa tour.
In a heartbreaking interview, Prince Harry opens up to ITV News at Ten anchor, Tom Bradby, about the ‘festering wound’ his mother’s death left in his life.
He was asked how he felt retracing the steps of his late mother Diana, during the recent southern Africa tour with the Duchess of Sussex, 22 years after her death.
He was asked: ‘Do you feel at peace in a way yet or is it still a sort of wound that festers?’
Prince Harry replied: “I think probably a wound that festers. 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, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.”
“Being here now 22 years later trying to finish what she started will be incredibly emotional. But everything that I do reminds me of her,” he continued.
“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.”
During the tour, Prince Harry recreated Diana’s iconic walk through an active landmine field in Angola, which is now a thriving community. He sat and reflected at the Diana Tree, named in her honor.
Towards the end of the tour, Harry and Meghan also announced their decision to launch legal action against British press for publishing a private letter than Meghan sent to her father as well for the “ruthless” treatment Meghan has received “over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son” in a rare statement.
Broadcaster Tom can then be also heard in a voiceover explaining that he’s afraid that the Duchess of Sussex is now subject to the same pressures as Prince Harry’s mother was. Tom also spoke to Meghan about the pressures of living in the spotlight.
The documentary will be broadcast on Sunday at 9pm on ITV. In the U.S. it will air on ABC Wednesday, Oct. 23. at 10 p.m. ET.