Uk-news

Prince Harry talks of his ‘genetic pain’ and says Charles ‘passed on suffering’

Prince Harry said he wants to “break the cycle” of the “pain and suffering” of his upbringing with his own children.

Harry, who is expecting a daughter with wife Meghan and is already father to son Archie, aged two, compared his life to “a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo”.

In an apparent criticism of his own father and even the Queen indirectly, Harry said he had endured “some form of pain or suffering” because of his own dad’s experiences growing up.

The latest comments from Harry come after he gave a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that caused a sensation at the Palace.

In the interview Harry alighted on his troubled relationship with Charles, and said his father and brother William were “trapped” in the Royal Family.

He also said he feels “really let down” by his father, who “stopped taking my calls” after the Sussexes left the UK for Canada, and that the family had “cut him off financially”.

Prince Charles With son Harry, aged one

In the wake of the Oprah interview, Harry briefly returned to the UK for the funeral of his grandad Prince Philip, but members of the Royal Family were reported to have given him a ‘frosty reception.’

Sources told the Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers at the time that Harry wrote his father a “deeply personal” note before the funeral in a bid to ease tensions, and Charles was hoping to see his son after the service but the Duke of Sussex told him he wasn’t sticking around.

Prince Charles And Princess Diana With Prince William And Prince Harr
The family were briefly re-united at the funeral of Prince Philip

Speaking on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, he said: “There is no blame. I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.

“It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.”

He added: “It’s hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness. I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go ‘OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?’

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie
Harry and Meghan are expecting their second child

“And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first.”

He compared living under scrutiny as a member of the royal family to the 1998 film The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey as a man oblivious to the fact that his entire life is a TV show, and to being an animal in a zoo.

He also revealed that he met up with his future wife in a London supermarket in the early days of their relationship and the couple pretended not to know each other.

Having stepped down from royal duties in January 2020 with wife Meghan and their son Archie, Harry has now made a new life for themselves across the pond in Los Angeles and this summer will welcome a baby girl.



Most Related Links :
todayuknews Governmental News Finance News

Source link

Back to top button