Prince Harry says ‘Grandma Diana’ was among Archie’s first words in series on mental health with Oprah Winfrey
‘The Me You Can’t See’ is a multi-part documentary series from co-creators and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. It will feature 'illuminating stories that help lift the veil on the current state of mental health and emotional well-being'
In ‘The Me You Can't See’, a new Apple TV+ documentary series, Prince Harry has revealed some of his son Archie's first words were "grandma Diana". The Duke of Sussex also spoke about his struggles after the death of his mother Princess Diana.
‘The Me You Can’t See’ is a multi-part documentary series from co-creators and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. It will feature “illuminating stories that help lift the veil on the current state of mental health and emotional well-being.” As per Apple TV+, in the series, Oprah and Prince Harry guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles.
Guests on the series include Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, Phoenix Suns' Langston Galloway, mental health advocate and speaker Zak Williams, Olympic boxer Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs, celebrity chef Rashad Armstead and more. As per the streaming platform, “The series transcends culture, age, gender and socioeconomic status to destigmatize a highly misunderstood subject and give hope to viewers who learn that they are not alone.”
In the series, Harry reportedly said of Princess Diana: "I wish she could have met Meghan. I wish she was around for Archie. I've got a photo up in his nursery... and it was one of the first words that he said. Apart from 'mama', 'papa', it was then 'grandma', 'grandma Diana'. It's the sweetest thing but at the same time makes me really sad."
In an older interview with James Corden, the Duke of Sussex claimed that his son's first word was "crocodile". He said then: "My son is now over a year and a half, he is hysterical, he's got the most amazing personality, he's already putting two, three words together, he's already singing songs. His first word was 'crocodile', three syllables!"
In the series, Harry also revealed that he has been in therapy for "four or five years". He also spoke about leaving the royal family along with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and their son Archie to "break the cycle" of grief being passed down the generations.
Harry said, "My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, 'Well, it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.' That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean your kids have to suffer. Actually quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, you can make it right for your kids."
"We chose to put our mental health first. That's what we're doing. And that's what we will continue to do. Isn't this all about breaking the cycle?” he asked. "Isn't it all about making sure that history doesn't repeat itself? That whatever pain and suffering has happened to you, that you don't pass on."