Prince William vows to tackle mental health issues as brother Harry accuses Royal Family of ‘neglect’

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Just days after Prince Harry accused the Royal Family of neglect in his new interview with Oprah Winfrey, his brother Prince William has vowed to tackle mental health issues head-on.

The dad-of-three, who recently slammed the BBC for their 'deceitful' Diana interview, took to his official Twitter account he shares with Kate Middleton to let their followers know what he was keen to do during his visit around Scotland.

The 38 year old wrote: "Over the next few days and in different parts of Scotland, I'll be keen to learn how people and organisations are tackling head-on some of the biggest problems of our time, including mental health, homelessness and addiction #GA2021."

Prince Harry, 36, opened up about his struggles with mental health on the Apple TV+ series The Me You Can't See with Oprah Winfrey.


Harry detailed how his battle with mental health began when his mother Princess Diana passed away in a car crash when he was just 12 years old in September 1997.

He went on to say that his "life was a total nightmare" and accused the Royal family of "total neglect".

"Every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, to stop just got met with total silence or total neglect," he explained.

"We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job."

How to watch The Me You Can't See on Apple TV+?

You can watch the new documentary series, produced by Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey, by signing up to Apple TV+ streaming service here. The new show, which will air on May 21, explores mental health and emotional well-being and includes featured interviews from Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, NBA star DeMar DeRozan and others about their experiences.

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Adding that he went into "fight or flight mode," he continued to tell how he was "all over the place mentally" and said the ages 28 to 32 were a "nightmare time in my life."

Harry further divulged: "Towards my late 20s I was starting to ask questions of 'Should I really be here?'.

"And that was when I suddenly started going: 'You can't keep hiding from this'.

"Family members have said 'Just play the game and your life will be easier. But I've got a hell of a lot of my mum in me.

"I feel as though I'm outside of the system but I'm still stuck there. The only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth."

The soon-to-be dad-of-two, who recently paid tribute to his 'brave' mum Diana, said he was considering turning to drink and drugs to deal with his mother's death.

"I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling," Harry candidly admitted.

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