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Prince Harry 'reveals he has been in therapy to deal with death of his mother'

The duke reportedly gave a speech at a JP Morgan-sponsored event in the US. Credit: PA

Prince Harry has reportedly been undergoing therapy to help him deal with the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

The duke made comments about his mental health during a speech at a JP Morgan-sponsored event in Miami, the New York Post reports.

The 35-year-old also spoke about the decision to step away from front line royal duties, with a source telling the publication "it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family.

"He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child."

It is not known if Harry was paid for the speaking event, the first he has done since the decision to leave the United Kingdom in favour of North America.

Harry has cited his childhood experiences as one of the reasons for his family stepping away from royal duties. Credit: PA

The speech is not the first time the prince has spoken about the death of his mother, who was killed after a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Three years ago, he spoke out about seeking counselling after two years of "total chaos", spurred on by spending two decades "not thinking" about the death of Diana.

Before Harry spoke at the event, said to have attended by billionaires, American breakfast show presenter Gayle King, who attended Meghan's baby shower in New York, introduced the duchess who spoke about her love for Harry, the US newspaper reported.

A new life in North America: the couple have upped sticks for the other side of the Atlantic. Credit: PA

Details have not been released about why the couple attended the event but a number of charitable organisations have been featured at the event staged at the 1 Hotel in Miami's South Beach.

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A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "I can confirm reports the Sussexes attended a JP Morgan gathering in Miami yesterday, where the duke spoke."

A spokesman for JP Morgan declined to comment.

The duke and duchess made comments about royal life during their 10-day Africa tour. Credit: PA

The couple are due to start their new life outside the royal family this spring.

Last year, the duke made comments to ITV News' Tom Bradby explaining the death of his mother is a "wound that festers".

During their tour of Africa they were closely trailed by ITV cameras, which filmed candid family moments and never before heard comments on life inside the world's best known family.

The Duchess of Sussex revealed she has struggled privately to cope through pregnancy and the early stages of motherhood amid the pressures of press interest in her public life as a member of the family.