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Army handout photo of Prince Harry in a Spartan armoured reconnaissance vehicle during his driving and maintenance phase at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Driving and Maintenance School at Bovington in Dorset on Friday July 7 2006. See PA Feature ROYAL Column. PA Photo/Steve Dock

“20 years of Bottling it Led to 2 Years of Total Chaos”: Prince Harry on Coping After his Mother’s Death

Prince Harry has opened up in Kensington Palace about his years of turmoil after two decades of not thinking about his mother, Diana Princess of Wales’ tragic death in Paris in 1997. The fifth in line to the British throne who was 12 when his mother died, said he had spent his adolescent years and twenties determined to block out dark thoughts about her passing. “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well,” he said. “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.” The admission in a 25-minute podcast interview about his fragile state of mind with The Telegraph is one of the most revealing from a member of the Royal family renowned for their discretion …

The Princess of wales follows her sons Prince Harry (right), five years old, and Prince William, seven, on Harry's first day at the Wetherby School in Notting Hill, West London.

Diana Letters About ‘Naughty’ Harry Fetches £15K

A touching note handwritten by Diana, Princess of Wales on headed Kensington Palace paper complaining that Prince Harry was “constantly in trouble at school”, was part of royal correspondence bought for £15,200 at auction. In the letter dated 20 September 1984 Diana thanked ex-Buckingham Palace steward Cyril Dickman — described as “a favourite of every member of the Royal Family” — for “such a lovely card” following the birth of her youngest son, Harry. Read more: Princess Diana’s Fashion Story Retold after 20 Years She wrote: “William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near! “The reaction to one tiny person’s birth has totally overwhelmed us and I can hardly breathe for the mass of flowers that are arriving here!” The letter sold for £3,200, after an estimated price of £400-600 at Cheffin Auctions. In another, dated 17 October 1992, Diana says how both young princes “are well and enjoying boarding school a lot, although Harry is constantly in trouble!”. This sold …

Eye contact: Princess Charlotte stares at the camera in her mother's arms

Princess Charlotte by Mario Testino

Kensington Palace gushed its approval at the results of Mario Testino’s portraits during the christening of Princess Charlotte. In a twitter post shortly before the four official photographs were released a spokesman said: “We’re about to share some special christening photos by @mariotestino. Thanks so much for all the lovely messages in recent days!” Read more: Di Favourite Mario Testino to Shoot Princess Charlotte It bore all the hallmarks of the renowned fashion photographer; a lot of smiles, unguarded moments, looks into the camera with most of the candid exposures provided by Prince George. In a black and white rendering, the irrepressible toddler can be seen smiling as he tugged at his hair while being held by Prince William. Even Princess Charlotte managed to hold a straight gaze for the camera in another pose in her mother’s arms. There was also the traditional family photograph featuring the Cambridges, the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall and the Middletons. It was also a first for Testino who had never photographed the Queen before although …