Though Prince Harry felt it was necessary to say goodbye to his grandfather, Prince Philip, in person after his death on April 9th, he confessed that returning home to the U.K. wasn't an easy ordeal.
"I was worried about it, I was afraid about it," he admitted to the Associated Press while promoting his and Oprah Winfrey's mental health docuseries, The Me You Can't See.
To try and keep his anxiety at a minimum, he used techniques he learned in therapy.
"Going through the motions and being able to lean on the toolbox, and lean on the learnings that I’ve grown from over the past, it definitely made it a lot easier," he noted. "But the heart still pounds."
While this trip was particularly difficult for the Duke of Sussex, he revealed that he's always a bundle of nerves when he has to take a plane into the city, as it serves as a reminder of his mom's fatal car accident in 1997.
"For most of my life I always felt worried, concerned, a little bit tense and uptight whenever I fly back into the U.K.," he shared. "Whenever I fly back into London."
Harry returned to his native country for the April 17 funeral, but things were tense with his family.
However, they all played nice with one another during the ceremony, and before the procession started, Harry met privately with his brother Prince William and their father, Prince Charles.
"It is not known what was said behind closed doors and when the cameras were turned off, but it's unfathomable to think Megxit and Oprah did not come up," a source told The Sun. "Harry and William appeared cordial as the cameras rolled and that seemed to pave the way for Charles to join them when everyone had left."
Just two days after the funeral, Harry returned home to California. His quick trip meant he missed Queen Elizabeth II's birthday, but he was eager to get back to pregnant wife Meghan Markle, who was told to stay home by doctors.