Prince Harry spoke out on the Masters of Scale podcast in April 2022 about the UK and US different attitudes when it comes to talking about therapy but as a general rule the British royals have been fairly open about their mental health.
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The family proudly champions the importance of talking about and seeking help for mental health issues even launching the charity Heads Together to support the notion. While The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken freely on TV and in podcasts about their experiences in therapy there are other royal family members who have also had treatment for their mental health. Read on to find out who as well as what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have said about their own therapy sessions.
Since moving to California Prince Harry has been more open than ever about therapy.
Speaking on the Masters of Scale podcast Harry agreed with LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman who said As a born and raised Californian we would tell jokes. Hey my therapist will talk to your therapist as a way of building a connection. Im aware that that is a very Californian perspective to which Prince Harry wholeheartedly agreed.
Youre absolutely right Reid about the cultural differences theyre immense the Duke of Sussex said. You talk about it here in California Ill get my therapist to call your therapist. Whereas in the U.K. its like Therapist? What therapist? Whose therapist? I dont have a therapist. No I definitely dont Ive never spoken to a therapist.
Prince Harry has reportedly been attending therapy since he lost his mother the late Princess Diana at age 12. He has publicly discussed his experience in several interviews including on Bryony Gordons podcast Mad World in 2017. I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and all sorts of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle he said. He went on to add that losing his mother led to him shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years and it was only at the age of 28 spurred on by elder brother Prince William that he decided to see a therapist.