Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their first public appearance together since leaving Royal life, with Harry revealing that he's been in therapy for the past seven years to help him cope with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997.
Speaking at the event, a JP Morgan alternative investment summit in Miami, Florida, 35-year-old Harry reportedly opened up about his mental health and his decision to step down from Royal duties. A source told the Daily Mail, "Harry told the audience he started seeing a therapist at 28 as he struggled with the trauma caused by his Mother's death."
'He said he felt trapped as a Royal although he said that his relationship with the Queen was still OK," the insider continued.
Meanwhile, a source told Page Six, "Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family. He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child."
"He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional," they added.
The source revealed that Meghan and Harry flew to the Miami event by private jet, and stayed with Meghan's close friend Serena Williams. With this event thought to be the first of many 'freelance' engagements for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a branding expert estimated that the couple could have been paid $500,000 plus expenses for speaking at the summit.
PR experts have already estimated that Meghan could be set to earn $100 million alone this year, with one predicting that "Harry and Meghan will be the highest-paid speakers that exist on the corporate market", adding that "their earning power could be unlimited."
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