Prince Harry Spoke With Dr. Gabor Maté About His Family And How Psychedelics Are A Fundamental Part Of His Life
Despite having left the royal family with the public’s goodwill mostly in his favor, Prince Harry seems absolutely determined to throw that in the trash alongside his crown. From documentaries to books about getting knocked out by Prince William (of all people). His most recent attempt at talking about his family and getting people to not pay attention to him and Meghan Markle was sitting down with controversial Dr. Gabor Maté. And they kindly gave us the pleasure of being able to watch the therapy session for only $33! Gotta pay for rent somehow now that they can’t hang out in Frogmore anymore.
The session was live-streamed to the world yesterday and let paying viewers ask questions to Maté and Harry. They talked about the prince’s time in Afghanistan and other traumas. Apparently, Dr. Gabor diagnosed Harry on the spot with attention-deficit disorder, saying, “Whether you like it or not, I have diagnosed you with ADD. You can agree or disagree.” But then they got into drugs, which Harry talked about in Spare, admitting he did coke as a teenager. But Harry says he isn’t much of a coke guy. via HuffPo:
While the royal said that cocaine “didn’t do anything for me,” he said his experience with marijuana was “different” because it “actually did really help me.”
Pothead Harry sounds like a fun new moniker to replace the “Prince” title. But his love lies more in the mushroom variety of drugs (just don’t ask Courteney Cox who supplied them).
The duke also discussed his use of psychedelic drugs, which he said are like the “cleaning of a windshield” for him and helped “remove life’s filters.”
“It removed it all for me and brought me a sense of relaxation, release, comfort ― a lightness,” he said. “I started doing it recreationally and then started to realize how good it was for me.”
The royal added, “I would say that it is one of the fundamental parts of my life that changed me.”
Dude likes his psychedelics. I guess it makes sense. When you have uncles like Prince Andrew, you wanna wipe that shit out of your brain as often and as quickly as possible. The talk went beyond the times Harry dropped acid at Burning Man and into his messy relationship with his family. It was only a few days ago that he and his wife were politely “requested to vacate” Frogmore Cottage (read: pack your bags and get the hell out!). But Harry ain’t no victim! Or so he keeps saying on his Feel Bad For Me Tour.
“I certainly don’t see myself as a victim,” the Duke of Sussex said, adding that he was “really grateful to be able to share my story” and hoped that it would help others.
“I do not and I have never looked for sympathy in this,” he said.
He also explained that he felt different from his relatives and unusual in his family life. Let’s just say hugs were not encouraged in Buckingham Palace. Maybe in seedy Epstein-funded hotels but never in a castle!
In regard to Harry’s life, Maté said he found that one of the central points of “Spare” was the theme of “deprivation.” Harry wrote about wanting to hug his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, which wasn’t allowed or ever done.
He also wrote about the rare moments when his father, Charles, or brother, William, would pat his leg or shoulder, such as when his mother died and when he came back from his military service in Afghanistan.
Another case of Former Senior Royals – They’re NOT Just Like Us! Because when we unpack our trauma to a therapist and get diagnosed with a brain disorder, we have to pull out our checkbook and pay. But when former senior royals do it, they got an alert from Venmo letting them know that Barbara from Temecula just paid them $33!