Prince Harry has revealed that in the decades after the death of his mother, Princess Diana, he became a “heavy drinker” and tested an array of mind-altering hard drugs.
In an interview with Anderson Cooper on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes, Harry, 38, answered questions about the tell-all book, Spare, coming out Tuesday.
Every week, Harry goes on a tour to promote his book, which includes stories like William’s alleged physical altercation with Harry over Meghan Markle, and Harry’s frostbite during William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. It’s full of details like having a “Todger”.
Cooper, 55, asked Harry about his past admissions of substance abuse, including alcohol, cocaine and cannabis. Harry said he did it in response to his mother’s death.
“When we were children, it was clear that the British press was involved in my mother’s plight. Luckily, I had a lot of anger in my heart, but I didn’t know who it was. “But I resorted to heavy drinking because I wanted to numb myself or distract myself from what I was thinking. And I would also resort to drugs.” .”
He also said he felt using psychedelics, ayahuasca, psilocybin, and mushrooms helped him.
“I would never recommend doing this for recreation, but if you’re suffering from a great deal of loss, grief, or trauma, there are ways these things can work as medicine if you do them with the right people. For me, they cleared the windshield, windshield of loss misery. In fact, all she wanted was for me to be happy.
Part of the reason he turned to drinking and drugs was that after the tragic car accident that killed Princess Diana in 1997, Harry and William shared “similar thoughts” about their belief that she was really dead. That’s it.
“Maybe this is all part of the plan,” said Harry. “Then she called us and we went and joined her, yeah.”
He said he held on to this belief “for years.” But when he was 20, he asked the police to show him a report on the accident that killed his mother, in order to get “evidence.”
“Evidence that she was in the car. Evidence that she was injured. And evidence that the very paparazzi who drove her into the tunnel were those who were taking pictures – she was in the back of the car.” A picture of him lying half dead in his seat.
When Cooper asked Harry if he thought he had all the answers as to what really happened when Princess Diana died in 1997, Harry replied: i don’t think so. And I don’t think my brother does either. I don’t think the world is like that. ”