KEY POINTS

  • Harry said therapy helped him realize he could put his royal position into good use
  • The Duke of Sussex revealed his wife, Meghan Markle, inspired him to seek help
  • He recalled the three times in his life when he felt really helpless

Just over two months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's dynamic interview with Oprah Winfrey, where the couple accused the royal family of racism and double standards, the Duke of Sussex is seemingly at it again. And this time, Harry has compared his past life as a royal to "being in a zoo."

On Thursday, the prince joined the “Armchair Expert,” a podcast that celebrates the messiness of being human, hosted by Monica Padman and Dax Shepard, and revealed that the royal life was not as happy and comfortable like most people would assume. 

Likening his past life as a royal to “being in a zoo," Harry divulged that being constantly in the public eye gave him psychological discomfort. He even compared it to the iconic role of Jim Carrey in the 1998 comedy-drama film “The Truman Show.”

"It's the job, right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early 20s and I was thinking -- I don't want this job, I don't want to be here. I don't want to be doing this," Harry shared on the podcast.

"Look what it did to my mum. How am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family, when I know it's going to happen again? It's a mix between 'The Truman Show' and being in a zoo," he went on.

The youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana also admitted that he wanted to quit the royal life during his early twenties. Harry said he kept on thinking about how he was ever going to settle down or start a family when he does not want to be part of a life that took away his mom.

However, Harry said things changed when he started therapy since it helped him realize how he could take advantage of his royal position for good. The Duke of Sussex even shared that Markle was among the many reasons why he decided to seek help.

Harry also revealed the three times in his life when he felt really helpless. The prince said that the death of Princess Diana caused him so much pain. He also felt powerless when he was serving in Afghanistan and when he saw Markle suffering.

Prince Harry DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visits Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage) Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage