Zoella Reveals The Reason Why She Turned Down The Chance To Meet Prince Harry
We're sure he forgives you, Zoella...
Zoella is the bubbly YouTube star/vlogger/all-round superhuman we all know and love, and we couldn't help but feel a huge pang of jealousy when we found out she'd been given the unique opportunity to meet Prince Harry...
However, the 26-year-old revealed that she had to turn down her chance to meet him, because of her crippling anxiety.
During an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, she confessed: "I was too scared. I'm working on this anxiety thing but I'm not quite ready for that. Hopefully he will invite me back."
"Sorry Prince Harry" she added.
Whilst opening up about her mental illness, Zoella said that speaking to her therapist every week has been 'the biggest help': "I’m one of those people who think everyone should have a therapist. People go to the gym, they eat healthily and visit the hairdresser’s but no one really looks after their mind,” she said.
At her worst points, Zoella's anxiety attacks were so bad she couldn't face using public transport: "There was a point where I was nervous to go out on my own. It’s not like you’ve gone into a Hollywood film where your biggest dream is coming true.
"It’s something that happened because of a hobby, and along the way you have to get used to this new lifestyle you have."
“There have been times when someone has just gone ‘Hi’ in my face and I have sworn [in shock] and then had to apologise", she confessed.
Thankfully, with the help of her therapist and boyfriend Alfie Deyes, the YouTube star is taking 'lots of little baby steps'. She revealed: "My dream is to be able to just hop on the train one day and come back again, and I know I'll get to that point…"
Dont worry, we're still waiting for our invitation from Prince Harry...