Oprah close to tears in chat with Gayle King and reveals Prince Harry volunteered for bombshell interview

OPRAH Winfrey was left close to tears as she told Gayle King that it was Prince Harry who volunteered to appear in the bombshell documentary.

In the Apple TV doc, the Me You Can’t See, The Duke of Sussex opened up to the talk show host about his struggles with his mental well-being following the death of Princess Diana.

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Oprah told Gayle King it was Prince Harry who asked to appear in the documentary following a conversation about climate change and mental health.

She said the pair discussed how they were able to talk about their shared traumas despite their different upbringings.

The talk show host said that the Duke "knows the power" of the story and realized that if he discussed his grief candidly he would be able to help others.

But, the conversation had a lasting impact on Oprah as it has meant she's thought more about her own story.

When asked about the impact of talking with others, Oprah said: “We all become more human and we realize that there is a common denominator in our humanity.

"That there is a shared pain. It allows us all to see the humanity in ourselves and in each other.”  

Oprah's five-part celebrity-packed doc was released on Apple TV in the US on Thursday night and the UK on Friday morning.

Prince Harry launched blistering attacks on his close relatives – and even admits to past drug use and booze binges to escape from his anguish.

He reveals that he's been in therapy for "four or five years" – while also opening up about turning his back on Britain and his family to "break the cycle" of grief being passed down the generations.

Harry also spoke out about his wife's mental health struggles, saying: "Meghan decided to share with me the suicidal thoughts and the practicalities of how she was going to end her life.

"The scariest thing for her was her clarity of thought."

The Duke blasted his own dad Charles – saying he did little to help him through his struggles.

He says: "My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, 'Well, it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.'

"That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean your kids have to suffer. Actually quite the opposite.

"If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, you can make it right for your kids."

Harry spoke in the documentary about suffering through a "nightmare time" in his life from when he was 28 until 32.

He said: "I'm freaking out every single time I jump in the car or see a camera. I would just start sweating."

The Duke also spoke about his mother Princess Diana's death and a haunting memory he has of her driving him as a boy and being chased by several paparazzi on mopeds.

He said: "She was almost unable to drive because of the tears. There was no protection.

The series also features special guests talking about their own mental health experiences, including Lady Gaga and Glenn Close.

The episodes tackle different topics related to mental health, such as not being afraid to ask for help, finding what works for you, and finding the right community to heal.

Meghan revealed during the high-profile interview earlier this year that her mental health suffered while she was living in the UK and that she was not given the help she needed when she reportedly felt suicidal.  

Harry also spoke about trying to get help from his family during this difficult time when his wife was "struggling" while she was pregnant with their son Archie.

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