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Prince Harry launched the Heads Together mental health charity with his brother and sister-in-law, William and Kate (Picture: Getty)

Prince Harry has opened up about his own private mental health battle as he prepares to launch a new television series with Oprah Winfrey.

The Duke of Sussex said the programme with US TV legend Oprah will tell stories of human spirit fighting back from the darkest places.

Harry said he hopes viewers will be able to relate to the project and that it could help to save lives.

The Duke and Oprah will be co-creators and executive producers of the mental health series for Apples streaming service, which will launch next year.

Queen of daytime TV Oprah has met with Harry a number of times to discuss the show, which will be led by Kahane Cooperman, who produced The Daily Show with John Stewart in the US, and feature episodes directed and produced by the likes of Dawn Porter, an American filmmaker who has created documentaries about segregation and anti-abortion laws, and Asif Kapadia, who was behind the Oscar-winning documentary Amy, about Amy Winehouse, and the Bafta-winning feature Senna, about the life of the late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna.

Harry told journalist Bryony Gordon, whose podcast he featured on to first speak out about mental health in 2017, that he sought counselling after two years of total chaos having spent nearly 20 years not thinking about the death of his mother.

Speaking to her in the Daily Telegraph, the Duke said: When I did your podcast two years ago the response made me realise what an impact sharing my story could have, and what an impact other stories can have for so many who are suffering silently.

If the viewers can relate to the pain and perhaps the experience, then it could save lives, as we will focus on prevention and positive outcomes.

What I have learnt and I continue to learn in the space of mental health, mental illness and self-awareness is that all roads lead back to our mental wellbeing, how we look after ourselves and each other.

Last night, Harry and wife Meghan posted an inspirational quote from the Dalai Lama on their official Instagram account.

The Sussex Royal page regularly features comments from leading world figures and in the past has featured quotes from Nelson Mandela and Harrys late mother Princess Diana.

The latest quote from the spiritual leader, under the couples joint royal cypher, says: I believe that at every level of society familial, tribal, national and international the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion.

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