They may find themselves the subject of unfavorable headlines from time to time, but a new report claims that finding love with Meghan Markle was the reward Prince Harry got for seeking help following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Speaking on an episode of “Lorraine,” psychotherapist Bryony Gordon revealed that having the happiness he does now is a result of Prince Harry’s decision to eventually get help as he struggled to cope with his mother’s 1997 death.

“He is a great advertisement for what happens if you face your mental health. If you face your problems actually only good things happen,” she said. “If you face the bad things that have happened during your life, good things come from it. And if you ignore it, the opposite happens.”

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Meghan Markle is seen as a “reward” for Prince Harry because he decided to get help to cope with Princess Diana’s death. The couple is seen leaving Christmas day church service in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England on Dec. 25, 2018. Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

“The fact he got help and dealt with those issues and now he is married with his first child on the way. So adorable. I saw them recently and genuinely, lovely, happy first flushes of love,” she added.

The royal appeared on an episode of Dr. Gordon’s Podcast “Mad World” in 2017, where he revealed that his mother’s death had a huge impact on him as he grew up.

“I can safely say that losing my mom at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but also my work as well,” he said at the time. “And it was only three years ago, funny enough, from the support around, and my brother and other people saying ‘You really need to deal with this. It’s not normal to think that nothing has affected you.’”

However, it appears now that things have worked out for the best for the Duke of Sussex. He and Markle are expected to welcome their first child together this year.