It’s been almost 20 years since Princess Diana died tragically in a Paris car crash, and her famous second son Prince Harry recently admitted to the struggle he faced in the years following her passing.
“I’d never really dealt with what had actually happened, so there was a lot of buried emotion and, for a huge part of my life, I just didn’t even want to think about it,” he said in the new documentary, Prince Harry in Africa.
The documentary focuses on Harry’s charity Sentebale, which he co-founded in his mother’s honor to help children affected by HIV and AIDS.
Harry credits the charity with helping him face his grief by allowing him to continue the “unfinished work my mother never completed.”
Harry admitted that in the past, “I used to bury my head in the sand, and let everything around you tear you to pieces. I was fighting the system, going, ‘I don’t want to be this person.'”
But his mother’s passion for helping others has given Harry his purpose now that he’s all grown up. “Now I’m so energized, fired up, to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference,” the Prince said.
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