Prince Harry wants to set 'own path' with oprah documentry

Prince Harry wants to set 'own path' with oprah documentry

18 Sep 2019

Prince Harry wants to set his "own path" as a royal by teaming up with Oprah Winfrey to create a documentary series on mental health.

The British royal has taken an interest in mental health issues, after he revealed that he came close to a breakdown after the death of his mother, Princess Diana, when he was just 12 years old, during an appearance on British journalist Bryony Gordon's Mad World podcast 2017.

Now, he is to co-create and co-produce a series on the issue with Oprah for the Apple TV+ streaming service.

Explaining why he has chosen to produce the series and speak up about his vulnerabilities, Harry tells British newspaper The Daily Telegraph: "I'm very much on my own path. What I have learned and continue to learn in the space of mental health, mental illness and self-awareness is that all roads lead back to our mental wellbeing, how we look after ourselves and each other."

Revealing details of the show, he says he and Oprah are "assembling subject matter experts as an advisory board for the series", and added he feels a "huge responsibility to get this right".

"If the viewers can relate to the pain and perhaps the experience, then it could save lives, as we will focus on prevention and positive outcomes," he explains, adding the show will feature stories about the "human spirit fighting back from the darkest places".

The show is set to debut next year.