Prince William and Prince Harry struggled to process their grief after their mother, Princess Diana, passed away. But it took the Duke of Sussex longer to understand that he needed help. During a previous interview, Meghan Markle’s husband credited the Prince of Wales for encouraging him to seek professional help.
“My brother, bless him, he was a huge support to me. This not right, this is not normal you need to talk about this stuff and it’s OK,” Prince Harry said in 2017.
Prince Harry Credited Prince William And Meghan Markle For Encouraging Him To Seek Professional Help
But during his interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, as well as in his book Spare, Prince Harry seemingly credited his wife for encouraging him to get the help that he needed.
“It was meeting and being with Meghan. I knew that if I didn’t do therapy and fix myself, I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with,” he said.
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Prince William And Prince Harry Didn’t Have The Same Views When It Came To Therapy, Source Claims
While speaking with New Idea, royal watcher Katie Walters said that it has now become evident that Prince William and Prince Harry weren’t completely on the same page when it came to therapy. In Spare, the Duke of Sussex revealed one of his brother’s concerns.
“In 2017, Harry told the Mad World podcast that his brother had encouraged him to seek out therapy after years of sticking his head in the sand and refusing to think about their mum. Harry said William was a ‘huge blessing’ and kept telling him ‘you need to talk about stuff.’ By 2021, Harry had changed his tune and credited Meghan with helping him get into therapy,” Walter said.
According to Walters, Prince Harry tried different forms and alternative therapies to help with his mental health issues. For instance, he resorted to EMDR or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. He also reportedly used psychedelic drugs, which have helped him manage his trauma.
But the source said that Prince William had some concerns over the alternative therapies Prince Harry tried, but no one knows exactly what it was in particular.
“Somewhere along the lines, it does seem to have become a major source of contention for the family. We don’t know which exact therapy William became concerned about, but Harry revealed in his memoir that his older brother became worried about what he was being exposed to and suggested he may have been being ‘brainwashed by his therapist,’” Walters said.
Prince Harry Claims Prince William Thought His Therapist Was Brainwashing Him?
In Spare, Prince Harry revealed that Prince William asked if he could attend one of his therapy sessions for fear that he was being brainwashed against the royal family.
“In fact, not that long ago he’d asked if he could come with me to a session because he suspected that I was being ‘brainwashed.’ ‘Well, come,’ I had responded. ‘I’m sure it’ll be good for the both of us.’ He never came. His strategy was obvious: I wasn’t well, which meant I wasn’t in my right mind, and that’s why I was behaving questionably,” he wrote (via The Telegraph).
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