When two stalwarts like Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey, the queen of hearts come together for something it’s a given the event will be pretty big. The good thing is their coming together is for a noble cause; their collaboration will launch a documentary series focusing on the stories of people who’ve battled with mental health. We need to understand how an issue is catapulted when such big names get attached and mental health needs that kind of focus from the inhabitants of our planet and it needs to be taken seriously. The 35-year-old got candid about his past struggles with mental health and how it was Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast that inspired him to collaborate with Oprah. Oprah and Harry are both executive producers of the series, which is set to air on Apple’s streaming service in 2020.
In Prince Harry’s words the aim here is to save lives; he added, “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well,”. “I thought that thinking of her was only going to make me sad and not going to bring her back. So from an emotional side, I was, like, ‘Right, don’t ever let your emotions be part of anything.