Prince Harry Is 'Now More Comfortable In My Own Skin' After Therapy, Shares He Doesn't 'Get Panic Attacks' Anymore

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May. 21 2021, Published 12:07 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry is getting candid about how much therapy has helped him over the years. 

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"Therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything. That's why I'm here now. That's why my wife is here now," he revealed in the new AppleTV+ series, The Me You Can't See. "Without therapy and without doing the work, we would not be able to withstand this. I've never had any anger through this, I've always had compassion."

"I'm now a more comfortable in my own skin. I don't get panic attacks," he added. "I've learned more about myself in the last four years than I have in the 32 years before that. And I have my wife to thank for that."

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The dad-of-one also revealed that after he started dating Meghan Markle, he realized he needed to talk to someone. 

"It was meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn't do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with," he said.

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"There was a lot of learning right at the beginning of our relationship. She was shocked to be coming backstage of the institution of the British royal family," he continued. "When she said, 'I think you need to see someone,' that was in reaction to an argument we had. And in that argument, not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry."

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"The moment I started therapy and probably within my second session, my therapist turned around to me, and said, 'That sounds like you are reverting to 12-year-old Harry.' I felt somewhat ashamed and defensive. She said, 'I'm not calling you a child. I'm expressing sympathy and empathy for you for what happened to you when you were a child. You never processed it. You were never allowed to talk about it. And all of a sudden now, it's coming up in different ways as projection,'" he said. "That was the start of a learning journey for me. I became aware that I'd been living in a bubble, within this family, within this institution, I was sort of almost trapped in a thought process or a mindset."

Fortunately, Harry was able to work through his past issues, and ultimately, came out on the other side. 

"I quickly established that if this relationship was going to work, that I was going to have to deal with my past because there was anger there and it wasn't anger at her. It was just anger and she recognized it. She saw it," Harry revealed. "So how do I fix this? And it was a case of you need to go back to the past, go back to the point of trauma, deal with it, process it and then move forward."

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