The Duke of Sussex was speaking to actor Dax Shepard, host of the “Armchair Expert” podcast, in an episode launched Thursday.
He mentioned “going wild” in his early twenties, partying and outlined his interior monologue as he struggled with the obligations of being a member of the royal household.
“I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this, look what it did to my mum,” Harry recalled considering.
He additionally talked in regards to the media within the UK. “It’s a mix between ‘the Truman Show’ and being in a zoo,” he mentioned, referencing the 1998 Jim Carrey movie during which the primary character has no thought he’s dwelling on a large TV set the place his each transfer is recorded.
Harry recalled how the eye affected the early levels of his relationship with Meghan.
“The first time that Meghan and I met up for her to come and stay with me we met up in a supermarket in London pretending as though we didn’t know each other,” he mentioned, recounting how he wore a baseball cap pulled down over his eyes to keep away from being acknowledged.
While criticizing the habits of some media shops within the US, Harry did say the state of affairs has improved for him and his household since they moved to California.
“Living here now I can actually lift my head and actually I feel different… you can walk around feeling a little bit more free,” he mentioned.
“I get to take Archie on the back of my bicycle… I would never have had the chance to do that.”
During the podcast, Harry went on to debate altering attitudes in direction of psychological well being in society.
“Speaking out, especially now in today’s world, is a sign of strength rather than a sign of weakness,” he mentioned, earlier than making a case that psychological well being is actually public well being.
“Two of the biggest issues that we’re facing in today’s world, I think, is the climate crisis and mental health, and they’re both intrinsically linked,” he mentioned.
“If we neglect our collective well-being, then we’re screwed, basically, because if we can’t look after ourselves, we can’t look after each other. If we can’t look after each other then we can’t look after this home that we all inhabit, so it’s all part of the same thing.”
Harry has been engaged on a multi-part documentary sequence known as “The Me You Can’t See” with Oprah Winfrey, which goals to assist raise the veil on the present state of psychological well being and emotional well-being.
The sequence, which can characteristic high-profile friends, will premiere May 21 on Apple TV+.