Prince Harry has opened up about how hard it was to grieve his mother in the public eye.
After losing his mother at the age of 12, Prince Harry's life descended into "total chaos", according to a new interview.
Talking to Newsweek, the prince said the spectacle of his mother's funeral left him "scarred" and unable to grieve properly for over a decade.
“My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television,” he told Newsweek regarding Princess Diana's funeral.
"I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today."
He said his emotional turmoil lead him to act out, quickly earning the reputation as a royal party boy.
It wasn't until his brother, Prince William, suggested he seek help that Harry, at the age of 28, started to express his grief over losing his mum.
Now, the Prince is starting to return to the life his mother had wanted him to have. While he maintains an air of mischief, Harry is far more dedicated to helping others and being a role model.
“My mother died when I was very young. I didn't want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good," he confessed.
"I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people and making them laugh. I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble.”
Prince Harry is determined to live a relatively normal life - which includes doing his own shopping, he professed.
He is also dating American actress Meghan Markle, which is out of the norm for the royal family.