While he said of cannabis: “Marijuana is different, that actually did really help me.”
The Duke of Sussex also went on to admit to using psychedelics such as ayahuasca.
He described how drugs brought him “a sense of relaxation, release, comfort, a lightness that I managed to hold on to for a period of time.”
“I started doing it recreationally and then started to realise how good it was for me,” he insisted.
“I would say it is one of the fundamental parts of my life that changed me and helped me deal with the traumas and pains of the past.”
The live-streamed event to promote Spare was produced by Penguin Random House in partnership with Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and Indigo Books & Music.