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The Duke of Sussex has called the stress of memories surrounding his mother’s death “a wound that festers”.
In a new documentary detailing the Duke and Duchess’s Africa tour last month, Prince Harry said tracing his mother’s footsteps had been “emotional”.
As Meghan and their son Archie stayed in South Africa, Harry visited Malawi, Botswana and Angola, where he highlighted his mother’s anti-landmine work.
He said that he felt significant pressure being a member of the royal family in the spotlight, and was particularly stressed by the memories of his mother’s relationship with the press.
Harry followed his mother’s footsteps 22 years later. (PA)
Asked if he felt at peace or if the memory of the death of his mother is still “a sort of wound that festers,” he said: “I think probably a wound that festers.”
“I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life, as opposed to the best.
“Being here now, 22 years later, trying to finish what she started, will be incredibly emotional, but everything that I do reminds me of her.