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Prince Harry likens his mother's death to a 'festering wound' as he opens up in new documentary

Film crew followed his "emotional" African tour

New dad Prince Harry has opened up about his mother's death, likening it to a "festering wound" in an upcoming documentary.

Harry & Meghan: An African Adventure airs on ITV on Sunday (October 20) and, in a preview for the show, Harry spoke opening about losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

She died in in a car crash in Paris in 1997. The car was being chased by paparazzi.

Harry opened up to ITV's Tom Bradby during the tour (Credit: ITV)

When asked if he feels at peace with his mother's death, or whether it is "still a wound that festers", Harry said: "I think probably a wound that festers."

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Looking glassy-eyed, Harry added: "I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash it takes me straight back."

Harry looked emotional while talking about his mother (Credit: ITV)

He added: "So in that respect it's the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best."

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Harry also revealed that following in his mother's footsteps in Angola – when he visited the same landmine field that she famously walked through – was "incredibly emotional".

Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997 (Credit: Splash News)

"Everything that I do reminds me of her. But as I said with the role, with the job and sort of the pressures that come with that, I get reminded of the bad stuff unfortunately," he said.

Every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash it takes me straight back.

Cameras followed Harry and his wife Meghan as they embarked on their recent African tour with son Archie.

During the trip, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed that they would be taking legal action following press intrusion into Meghan's relationship with her father Thomas Markle.

Cameras followed Harry and Meghan on their recent African tour (Credit: ITV)

Earlier this week, the prince choked up when talking about his wife at the WellChild Awards.

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