How old was Prince Harry when Princess Diana died?

MAJORCA, SPAIN - AUGUST 10: Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Harry on holiday in Majorca, Spain on August 10, 1987. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

PRINCESS Diana’s tragic death on August 31, 1997, shocked the nation and made headlines worldwide.

She left behind her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, but how old were they and what has Harry said about her death?

Prince Harry surprises his mum Princess Diana by sticking his tongue out

How old was Prince Harry when Princess Diana died? 

Princess Diana was laid to rest on September 6, 1997, exactly a week after her horror car crash in Paris.

Prince Harry was aged 12 at the time at the time of his mother’s death and his brother, Prince William, was 15.

The brothers walked behind Diana’s coffin as it was carried to Westminster Abbey — a move that has since drawn criticism as it put the young Princes in the spotlight during their time of grief.

Harry and William reunited at Kensington Palace to unveil a statue of their late mother.

What has Prince Harry said about Princess Diana’s death?

The Duke of Sussex opened up about his struggles with his mental well-being and the trauma that haunts him after the death of mother Princess Diana in the documentary The Me You Can’t See.

The Prince says he was never given the space or the time to really mourn his mother’s death, and that led him to eventually try drinking and drugs to numb his lingering pain.

Harry said he would try to “feel less” of what he was feeling and would abstain from drinking all week and then drink “a week’s worth” in one sitting as a coping mechanism.

The Duke admitted: “I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling.

“But I slowly became aware that, okay, I wasn’t drinking Monday to Friday, but I would probably drink a week’s worth in one day on a Friday or a Saturday night.

“And I would find myself drinking, not because I was enjoying it but because I was trying to mask something.”

When he was 17, Harry was reportedly sent to rehab by dad Prince Charles after he was caught smoking cannabis.

St James’s Palace later confirmed that Harry had “experimented with the drug on several occasions” but said he was not a “regular” user.

The five-part celebrity-packed doc was released on Apple TV in the US and the UK.

Harry revealed that he’s been in therapy for “four or five years” – while also opening up about turning his back on Britain and his family to “break the cycle” of grief being passed down the generations.

The Duke blasted his dad Charles – saying he did little to help him through his struggles.

He says: “My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well, it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.’

“That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean your kids have to suffer. Actually quite the opposite.

“If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, you can make it right for your kids.”

How much did Prince Harry inherit from Princess Diana? 

The Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey he and wife Meghan Markle relied on the money he inherited from his mother, Princess Diana.

Harry revealed his mother, Princess Diana, was the reason he and Meghan Markle were able to leave the Royal Family in 2020.

He told Oprah in a two-hour televised interview he was now living off money left to him by his late mother after being “cut off financially” early in 2020 when he and Meghan moved to the US.

Harry told Oprah: “I’ve got what my mum left me and without that we wouldn’t have been able to do this.

“It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process.”

Although he did not reveal the sum during the chat, it is understood Harry was left about £6.5million ($9million) when his mother died 23 years ago.

This increased to around £10million ($13.9million) on his 30th birthday after the original amount was invested and gathered interest.

The money came from Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles, as well as shares, jewellery, cash and other personal items.

This won’t have been the only money Meghan and Harry had to live off though as the pair secured lucrative deals with Spotify and Netflix, and Harry received a multimillion-dollar inheritance from his great-grandmother the Queen Mother.

Meghan also earned approximately $5million (£3.6million) for her stint on the American legal drama Suits, and other side projects.

Prince Harry was aged just 12 at the time of his mothers death

Harry opened up about his mental health after his mother’s death in a documentary