Prince Harry admits he was close to a breakdown over the death of Diana as he reveals he saw a therapist on William’s advice and suffered two years of ‘total chaos’ in his 20s

Prince Harry (centre) has admitted he sought counselling after two years of ‘total chaos’ as he struggled to come to terms with his mother’s death. He revealed how his brother William (pictured together bottom right at Diana’s funeral in 1997) implored his younger sibling to get help after ‘shutting down all his emotions’ for nearly 20 years following Diana’s death in a car crash in 1997. The prince (pictured top right with girlfriend Meghan Markle), who was 12 years old at the time, finally addressed his grief at the age of 28 after claiming he was ‘on the verge of punching someone’. In a candid interview, he said the death had left him feeling anxious during royal engagements and that he even took up boxing to help ease his aggression. Now 32, the royal said he was ‘in a good place’ after receiving counselling, but admitted he was forced to avoid thinking about his mother Harry (with whom he is pictured left in 1988, also with William) in his teenage years. Despite being ‘a little nervous’ and ‘tight in the chest’ about revealing his struggle, Harry said he hoped it would help break the stigma around mental health.