Prince Harry says he has been in therapy for last three years to cope with the trauma of losing his mom Diana

At the first speech since his exit from the royal family, Harry said how the events of his childhood affected him


                            Prince Harry says he has been in therapy for last three years to cope with the trauma of losing his mom Diana
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Prince Harry revealed on February 6 that he has been in therapy for the last three years in an attempt to cope with the loss of his mother Princess Diana. The royal made the revelation during his keynote speech at a JP Morgan summit in Miami after he was introduced on stage by wife Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's attendance at the Alternative Investment Summit marked their first public appearance after the couple announced last month that they would step back as senior members of the royal family and work to become financially independent. Their appearance at the event is believed to have earned them between $500,000 to $1M. The event, attended by multiple business titans and celebrities like Bob Kraft, Alex Rodriguez and Magic Johnson, was held at the 1 Hotel South beach.

Television personality Gayle King reportedly introduced Meghan to the stage where the former actress briefly spoke about her "love for her husband" while introducing him. The couple, after the speech, reportedly had a private dinner with some of the guests from the event, sources told Page Six.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gesture during their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada, on January 7, 2020 in London, England (Getty Images)

"Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy for the past three years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother," the source said. "He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional." 

"Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family. He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child."

Prince Harry looks at a photograph of his mother Princess Diana, during a visit to The Running Charity, which is the UK's first running-orientated programme for homeless and vulnerable young people, on January 26, 2017 in Willesden, north west London, England (Getty Images)

Although the pair have not confirmed their appearance at the event, a source close to the couple told the Daily Mail: "‘I can confirm reports the Sussexes attended a JP Morgan gathering in Miami yesterday, where the Duke spoke." The insider said that the pair were "smart" to take the gig.

"[It was] a very smart move to get in with some of the world’s richest people," the insider said. "The conference is all about building wealth for future generations, and making the world better for future generations, a topic close to Harry’s heart."

"Harry talked a lot about his and Meghan’s decision to step down as senior royals, because of the trauma he suffered and how he doesn’t want the same to happen to his family," the source told Page Six. "He said despite how difficult the separation with the British royal family has been, he does not regret their decision, saying that he and Meghan are optimistic about their future, optimistic about being able to be financially independent while still working on projects that mean a lot to them and supporting the charities they believe in."

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