Prince Harry continues to speak about how vile the royal family is.
The husband of Meghan Markle has accused the British royal family of “total neglect,” saying that he turned to alcohol and drugs years after the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
This new comment about his mental health was released on Friday, per NBC News.
“I felt completely helpless,” he said, speaking about the press scrutiny he and his wife, Meghan, faced. “I thought my family would help — but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence or total neglect.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment Friday in response to a request from NBC News.
His interview is part of a new documentary series executive produced by both Harry and Oprah Winfrey, “The Me You Can’t See,” which arrives on Apple TV+ on Friday.
Harry said he hoped speaking out would help alleviate the social stigma surrounding mental health.
This comes months after his and Meghan’s explosive March interview, during which they accused the royal family of racism and revealed Meghan’s suicidal ideations ever since she married into the controversial family.
For Harry, that carried clear echoes of his mother’s fate.
“The clicking of cameras and the flash of cameras makes my blood boil. It makes me angry. It takes me back to what happened to my mum, what I experienced as a kid,” he tells Winfrey in the documentary. “I was so angry with what happened to her, and the fact that there was no justice at all … The same people that chased her through that tunnel photographed her dying on the back seat of that car.”
Diana, Princess of Wales, died in the car crash in Paris in 1997 when Harry was 12.
He adds that when he spoke with his father Prince Charles, about the media attention they faced in the aftermath of Diana’s death, his father told him to get used to it.
“That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered, it doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite,” Harry says in the documentary. “Isn’t this all about breaking the cycle?,” he adds.