Prince Harry says Meghan Markle made him realize he should go to therapy

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Prince Harry says Meghan Markle made him realize he should go to therapy
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  • Prince Harry says a conversation with Meghan Markle made him realize he should go to therapy.

  • Harry appeared on the "Armchair Expert" podcast to promote his new mental-health documentary.

Prince Harry says a conversation he had with his now-wife Meghan Markle made him realize he should go to therapy.

Speaking on a new episode of the Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast released on Thursday, the Duke of Sussex said the moment that made him seek help was when Markle saw he was struggling.

"She saw it. She saw it straight away. She could tell that I was hurting and that some of the stuff that was out of my control was making me really angry. And it would make my blood boil," Harry told co-hosts Shepard and Monica Padman.

"For me, prior to meeting Meghan, it was very much a case of, certainly connected to the media, that anger and frustration of 'this is so unjust,'" he added.

When asked by Shepard what it was like to be constantly observed while working as a senior royal, Harry said: "It's a mix between 'The Truman Show' and living in a zoo," likening himself to the 1998 film where Jim Carrey's character discovers his entire life has been a reality TV show.

Harry also described feelings of helplessness as his "Achilles heel," outlining the three times in his life that made him feel that way.

"One when I was a kid in the back of the car with my mum being chased by paparazzi, two was in Afghanistan in an Apache helicopter, and then the third one was with my wife," he said.

This is not the first time Harry has been vocal about his mental health. In 2017, Harry was invited as a guest on the "Mad World" podcast, hosted by journalist Bryony Gordon.

Speaking about how his mother's death affected him, he said: "I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12 and then shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life, but also my work as well."

Since then, he has stated that media attention worsened his struggles and ultimately influenced his decision to step back as a senior member of the royal family in March 2020. Speaking to James Cordon in a segment for "The Late Late Show" in February, Harry said: "We all know what the British press can be like and it was destroying my mental health. I was like, 'This is toxic.'"

Harry has also created a mental-health documentary series alongside Oprah Winfrey titled "The Me You Can't See" that will air later this month.

According to a press release from Kensington Palace, previously obtained by Insider in April 2019, the series will premiere on the Apple TV+ subscription service on May 21 and will encourage viewers to discuss their personal challenges and equip themselves with the "tools to thrive, rather than to simply survive."

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