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Prince Harry Reveals He's Taken Back To His Mother's Death Every Time He Sees A Camera

Royal life isn't all it's cracked up to be.

In an emotional new interview, Prince Harry revealed a very serious downside to being a royal: he's reminded of his mother's death every time he sees a camera.

Over the past several weeks, Prince Harry has made it abundantly clear that he's done with the media's "ruthless" treatment of royals.

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Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, even announced that they would be seeking legal action against several British media outlets.

This largely includes the "Mail on Sunday" for publishing the private letter Meghan wrote to her father, Thomas Markle.

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In the personal letter, she had written how disappointed she was that her father was lying and saying bad things about Harry to the tabloids.

The Duke and Duchess also sought action again News UK ("The Sun") and MGN, who formerly owned "The Mirror."

They had allegedly hacked into royal voicemail messages.

In the same announcement, Harry issued out an emotional statement on how the media's ruthless treatment has been affecting Markle.

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In a statement released October 1, Harry wrote:

"Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences."

"A ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.

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The prince continued on to say that he and Meghan have had to "put on a brave face," which is something that many people can relate to.

"I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been."

After releasing details about the lawsuits, Harry wrote that he's been "a silent witness to her private suffering for too long."

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"To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in."

"There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives."

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He went on to say that what select British media outlets are doing to Meghan is "bullying."

"We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t believe in a world where there is no accountability for this."

He finished his statement by saying that his "deepest fear is history repeating itself."

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This was a reference to his late mother, Princess Diana, and the media's role in her tragic death.

"I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person."

"I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."

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As it sadly turns out, the British media's treatment of Meghan isn't the only thing that reminds Harry of losing his mother.

He recently revealed that he's taken back to his mother's death every time he sees a camera.

This heavy statement was revealed during the upcoming ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

It gives fans rare glimpses of the couple while on their royal African tour.

In the first clip from the documentary, Harry spoke emotionally about the death of his mother.

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"The wound festers," Harry said about his mother's death.

Then, he revealed how royal life is a constant reminder of what he lost.

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"I think being part of this family — in this role, in this job — every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back,” he said.

He continued: “In that respect, it’s the worst reminder of her life as oppose to the best.”

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He went on to say that "being here now 22 years later trying to finish what she started will be incredibly emotional. But everything that I do reminds me of her."

“But as I said — with the role, with the job and sort of the pressures that come with that — I get reminded of the bad stuff.”

In addition to finishing the work his late mother started in Africa, Prince Harry got to walk through the exact same active landmine field that his mother iconically did decades earlier.

For more revealing details about the royal couple, "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey" premieres this Sunday, 9 p.m. on ITV.

For now, you can check out the rest of the teaser clip below!

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