Prince Harry has revealed that his older brother, Prince William, was convinced their mother, Princess Diana, was still alive.
According to Harry, 38, he and William, 40, “talked about” the idea that their mother hadn’t died in the 1997 Paris car crash that saved her life, but had instead decided to “disappear for a while”. ‘ – with the Duke of Sussex explaining that they thought it was ‘all part of a plan’.
“For a long time I just refused to accept that she… she was gone,” he told 60 Minutes host Anderson Cooper in an explosive new interview.
“Um, part of, you know, she would never do this to us, but also part of, maybe this is all part of a plan.
‘[I believed she had disappeared] for a while, and then she’d call us and we’d go see her, yes.’
Prince Harry has revealed that both he and his brother William refused to accept that their mother Princess Diana was dead – instead becoming convinced she had simply ‘gone’
According to Harry, 38, he and his brother discussed the idea that their mother’s death had been staged as part of a wider ‘plan’, with both believing she would one day return to them.
Harry – who also wrote about this in his new memoir Spare – added that his brother ‘had similar thoughts’, saying: ‘William and I have talked about it too. He had similar thoughts.’
He admitted to holding onto this belief for “many, many years,” adding that he had “huge hopes” that his mother would one day return to be with her children — until he finally demanded that he be allowed access. get to the police report on her death, which contained graphic images of the scene of her crash.
According to Harry, he wanted to see these images because they provided “proof” that she was really gone.
“Proof she was in the car,” he told Cooper when asked why he’d asked for the report. “Evidence that she was injured. And proof that the same paparazzi who chased her into the tunnel were the ones taking pictures—pictures of her half-dead in the backseat of the car.”
In his explosive new book Spare, accidentally released in Spain a few days early ahead of its scheduled release date of January 10, Harry writes at length about his struggles to come to terms with his mother’s death – admitting in the pages that he has only been able to weep for the loss once: her funeral.
In his explosive new book Spare, Harry reveals that he demanded to see the police report on his mother’s fatal car accident, which includes footage of her wrecked vehicle.
The Duke (seen at his mother’s funeral) said he wanted to see the photos because he needed ‘proof’ that Diana was really dead
Speaking to Cooper, Harry went on to talk about the “guilt” he felt about his inability to show emotion or shed a tear. try to cry.
“There was a weight on my chest that I felt for so many years that I could never cry,” he said.
“So I was constantly trying to find a way to cry, but… by even sitting on my couch and reminiscing about my mom as much as I could. And sometimes I watched videos online.’
Harry struggled with his grief for years – and says he didn’t really come to terms with his mother’s death until he entered therapy and began experimenting with psychedelic drugs.
The Duke of Sussex told Cooper that psychedelics like ayahuasca and magic mushrooms were his “medicine” after the massive “loss” of his mother in 1997, saying that using psychedelics as he got older eventually “cleared the idea”. that he had to be sad to prove that he “missed” his mother.
“I would never advise people to do this recreationally,” he said.
“But when you do it with the right people, you have a tremendous amount of loss, grief, or trauma, these things have a way of working like a drug.”
“For me, they cleaned the windshield, the windshield, the misery of loss. They removed the idea that I had in my head that… I had to cry to prove to my mother that I missed her. When all she really wanted was for me to be happy.’