Prince Harry has spoken of his regret that he did not talk about how the deaths among his mother, Princess Diana, changed him until three years ago.
The Princess of Wales was killed in a gondola accident in 1997, when he was just 12.
Prince Harry, 31, was speaking as he hosted an happen for the mental health kindnes, Heads Together, which was attended by a number of athletics stars.
He told the BBC the occasion was an opportunity to highlight that everyone can suffer from mental health issues issues.
Footballer Rio Ferdinand, athletes Dame Kelly Holmes and Iwan Thomas, and cyclist Victoria Pendleton – some of whom “ve spoken” publicly about dealing here sadnes – were at the event.
Prince Harry organized Heads Together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to bring together guiding mental health benevolences.
The prince told BBC Breakfast: “It is OK to abide, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it and not solving that problem.”
He said the happen was an opportunity to show that “unflappable” boasting personalities can suffer from mental health problems like everyone else, including members of the Royal Family.
“A lot of parties think if you’ve got a job, if you’ve get financial protection, if you’ve got a family, you’ve got a residence, all that sort of substance, everyone seems to think that is all you need and you are absolutely fine to deal with material, ” he said.
Prince Harry stimulated his comments about his mother’s death as he talked to Ferdinand, answering: “You know, I actually repent not ever talking about it.”
Father-of-three Ferdinand – whose wife Rebecca Ellison died from cancer last year – likewise spoke to the lord about addressing the deaths among a parent.
The former England and Manchester United footballer pronounced: “He’s gone through different stages in his life that my kids are going to be going towards.
“So to get some of its own experience is very rewarding for me and very educational in many ways.”
Prince Harry told the BBC: “It is very easy for someone to look at someone like Rio Ferdinand and enunciate, ‘You get paid all the money in “the worlds”, you are a successful footballer, you have fast cars.’ But at the end of the day his wife was snatched from him at an early stage of his life with her.
“So of course he is going to suffer, it doesn’t substance if he has an stunning job.”