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Prince Harry has sat down with Oprah in a candid interview

Prince Harry has opened up in a candid conversation with Oprah Winfrey in which he discusses mental health, his relationship with the Royal Family, and the damage the British press caused to the most important women in his life.

The timing of Harry's interview could not have came at a more poignant time, as news emerged yesterday regarding how investigation conducted by retired judge Lord Dyson finds that the BBC "fell short of the high standards of integrity and transparency which are its hallmark" in regards to former BBC journalist Martin Bashir's 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. 

The report stated that Martin Bashir deceived Princess Diana's brother in order to get the interview.

Harry spoke openly about the impact his mother's death had on him as a child, and the difficulties he faced due to it.

As well as this, he touched on the negative effect that the British tabloid press has had on his and his wife Meghan Markle's lives. He spoke about how they were Meghan were "followed, photographed, chased and harassed" following the announcement of their relationship.

The Duke also spoke incredibly openly about the disappointment he felt after he sought help from his family, but to no avail. He said "I felt completely helpless. I thought my family would help - but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence or total neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job."

Have a look at this short clip from Prince Harry's interview below.