Prince Harry has revealed that camera flashes remind him of his mother’s death.

Diana, Princess of Wales was in a fatal car accident while being chased by paparazzi in Paris back in 1997.

In a documentary about his recent tour of Africa, Prince Harry told ITV: “I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash it takes me straight back.

“So in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.”

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When asked whether he feels at peace with his mother’s death, or whether it is “still a wound that festers”, he answered: “I think probably a wound that festers.”


Cameras followed Harry and Meghan on the tour. The prince described following in her footsteps as “incredibly emotional” as “everything that I do reminds me of her”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were travelling with their baby son Archie on their 10-day trip, which involved 13 flights across 5,000 miles.

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It was during the trip that Prince Harry announced the couple would be taking legal action against The Mail on Sunday.

Sky’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills said they had appeared relaxed on the trip until the announcement.

In his 10-paragraph statement, Prince Harry accused the press of a “ruthless campaign” and “relentless propaganda” aimed at undermining Meghan.

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He said that The Mail on Sunday published a private letter from Meghan to “manipulate” and “further the divisive agenda” of the newspaper.

It later emerged he would also be suing the owners of The Sun and the Daily Mirror over allegations of phone hacking.

Harry & Meghan: An African Journey will be shown on ITV at 9pm on Sunday.

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