Prince Harry opened up BIG TIME in episode 3 of his new docuseries ‘The Me You Don’t See,’ and we’re going to cover the most shocking moments from the interview Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s new docuseries ‘The Me You Can’t See’ just premiered on Friday on AppleTV. Their new show gets real about mental health and is working towards removing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
But before we continue on, I just wanted to issue a trigger warning as we will be discussing some very heavy topics involving suicide and self-harm, so please only continue watching if you feel comfortable doing so. In episode three of the new documentary series, Harry took the hot seat, and we learned a lot. For starters, we got more insight into how things were prior to the Oprah interview he and Meghan did.
Harry shared that Meghan broke down one night prior to the interview because of the hate she was getting from the media. He described that night, saying, “I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying in her pillow because she doesn’t want to wake me up, because I’m already carrying too much.”
Harry went on to share how heartbreaking it was and that he just held her as she cried. Speaking of Meghan’s mental health, Prince Harry also got very candid about his wife’s suicidal thoughts in the series. As we know, this was first shared in the interview the couple did with Oprah.
But in the new docuseries, Harry went even more into depth about his wife’s heartbreaking struggles during that time, sharing that Meghan had even told him the “practicalities of how she was going to end her life.”
Harry said she was completely sane, clear-headed, and sober when having these thoughts, which scared him the most. He was incredibly worried that history would be repeating itself after what happened to his mother, Diana. “My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone that wasn’t white. And now look what’s happened. You wanna talk about history repeating itself? They’re not gonna stop until she dies.” Speaking of which, the prince got super candid about coping with his mother’s tragic passing. Harry shared that it’s still hard for him to fly into London at all because it reminds him of his mother.
Today, he uses EMDR therapy to address these feelings of discomfort when he does fly in, but he relied heavily on alcohol and drugs in his past. Harry revealed, “I would probably drink a week’s worth in one day on a Friday or a Saturday night.
And I would find myself drinking not because I was enjoying it but because I was trying to mask something.” He admitted that he was willing to drink and even do drugs just to numb the pain he was feeling.
Thankfully that is not the case anymore, and Harry uses the therapy approach. Which actually, turns out Meghan was a big help in Harry’s decision to talk to a professional about his own struggles, sharing that by “meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn’t do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with.” Apparently, it was Meghan’s suggestion to possibly see a therapist after an argument they had where Harry claimed he reverted to a 12-year-old version of himself.
But Harry’s learned a lot since his starting therapy and shared a great lesson I think we can all take away from this episode, sharing “One of the biggest lessons that I’ve ever learned in life is you’ve sometimes got to go back and to deal with really uncomfortable situations and be able to process it in order to be able to heal,” We’re so happy Harry is focused on himself and his family and was able to be so open in his new series. We definitely recommend watching the full episode now streaming on Apple T.V.