Prince Harry is opening up about his struggles with mental health once again in a documentary series released today. Although the candid conversations he has with Oprah Winfrey throughout the episodes can be heavy, there is one bright spot that shines through: The love he has for his family with Meghan Markle, little Archie, and the new baby girl on the way. In fact, Harry gave us all an adorable new glimpse of his son — and we even get to hear Archie’s precious voice!
The mini-series, The Me You Can’t See, airs on Apple TV and features Harry, plus several other famous faces like Glenn Close and Lady Gaga and regular folks from across the globe, sharing stories of overcoming hardships. While discussing the loss of his mom, Princess Diana, Harry explained how he keeps her memory alive with Archie.
“I’ve got a photo [of her] up in his nursery and it was one of the first words that he said apart from ‘mama’ or ‘papa’ — it was then, ‘grandma.’ Grandma Diana,” he revealed. “It’s the sweetest thing… But at the same time, makes me really sad because she should be here.”
Harry shared a home video of him playing with Archie in their backyard as he talked about the bittersweet connection with Diana. Take a look:
It’s one of many moments with Harry throughout the series that simultaneously melt and break our hearts. We also definitely agree with him that Diana would be proud of her son and his growing family if she were still around today.
“I’m living the life that she wanted to live for herself,” Harry explained. “Living the life that she wanted us to be able to live. So not only do I know that she’s incredibly proud of me, but that she’s helped me get here. I’ve never felt her presence more than I have done over the last year.”
Harry also discussed his troubled past, the pressure of constantly being in the public eye, his family tension — and how seeking therapy is helping him cope with those issues in a healthier way now.
He hopes to inspire others to prioritize their mental health rather than brushing it aside like he did for so much of his life. Harry even allows himself to be recorded during a therapy session in one of the episodes. As he sums up, “You’ve sometimes got to go back and to deal with really uncomfortable situations and to be able to process it in order to be able to heal.”