Prince Harry said despite being a multi-millionaire living in a lavish Montecito mansion, he still experiences burn out, but tries to remain positive as he’s “schooled by the universe”
Prince Harry says his workload and commitments often leave him feeling burned out.
The Duke of Sussex – who has signed several multi-million pound deals since quitting the Royal Family – said he still has “hard days” but is “schooled by the universe”.
During a chat with US company BetterUp, the 37-year-old said all employees should be given time to build their “mental fitness.”
Harry was able to take five months off when his daughter Lilibet was born last year.
He wants to see bosses allocating 15-minute “white space” breaks each day for staff to relax, while admitting: “I too experience burn-out.”
“I’m burning the candle at both ends and that’s like, boom.”
Harry advocates meditating every day, and said he is able to schedule around half an hour or 45 minutes for it while Son Archie is at school.
Despite sharing an £11million mansion in Santa Barbara, California’s lavish Montecito community with wife Meghan Markle, the Duke says he still misses out on things he would “love to do”.
This is due to the “stresses” he faces.
“I know I need to meditate every single day,” he said.
Harry likes to take a lesson from anything negative, which helps him be more resilient to life’s challenges.
“Some days are great, some days are really hard,” he said.
“I’m always kicking myself – ‘If you’d have done this, which you know works for you, you wouldn’t be in this state now.’
“It’s work, but of all the work that’s pulled towards us, it’s the most fulfilling work – apart from being a dad,” he added.
It comes after a royal expert said Harry is “laying low for now” and “doesn’t want to cause any more upset” for his family back in Britain.
Since stepping down as a senior working royal and moving to America with Meghan, Harry has made several claims against his family.
In March last year, he and Meghan sat down for a bombshell chat with Oprah Winfrey, where they alleged there had been conversations about how dark their son Archie’s skin would be before he was born.
Harry also revealed a rift between him and his brother, Prince William and he told how he felt “really let down” by his father, Prince Charles, and had been “cut off financially” by the royals.
He also lashed out at Charles on the Armchair Expert podcast and the Apple series The Me You Can’t See.
But with Harry’s beloved grandmother the Queen suffering health issues last year and her Platinum Jubilee celebrations coming up, royal expert Katie Nicholl says he will try to keep things calmer.
Katie told Closer magazine: “Whether Harry has regrets or not, I don’t know, but what I do know is that he has a history of lashing out at the establishment before. He’s talked about his ‘accident of birth’ and the ‘ burden of the crown’.
“He’s been critical in the past, but then goes quiet. I think since last year he’s paused and reflected.
“And he’s realized how much last year it took a toll on his grandmother, and doesn’t want to cause any more upset, so is laying low for now.”