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Prince Harry blasted for extraordinary new interview
Prince Harry has been slammed for his extraordinary new interview.
The royal sat down with the Armchair Expert podcast for a chat where he candidly spoke about Prince Charles’ parenting.
During the 90-minute interview, the Duke of Sussex admitted he moved to the United States with his family to “break the cycle” of “pain” he suffered as a member of the royal family.
He also a said it was necessary that he “change that for my own kids”.
The Duke went on to suggest that Prince Charles had “suffered” because of his upbringing by the Queen and Prince Philip, and that his father “treated me the way he was treated”.
He called it “genetic pain”.
He also admitted he wanted to quit royal duties in his “early 20s” because of “what it did” to his mother, Princess Diana.
“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,” Harry said.
“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 went on to say: “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”.
“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.”
The 36-year-old compared his former royal life to “a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo”, admitting he stepped down last year to put his family and mental health ‘”first.”
Harry also revealed that he had started counselling after his wife Meghan Markle had saw how “angry” he had become.
When asked if he felt “in a cage” while in royal duties, the royal said: “It’s the job right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it.”
“I was in my early twenties and I was thinking I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this.”
“Look what it did to my mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again?” he asked.
‘I’ve seen behind the curtain, I’ve seen the business model and seen how this whole thing works and I don’t want to be part of this.”
Prince Harry seems to have picked up the American accent as well fans noticed, after he admitting the U.S. had taken a weight off of his shoulders.
“Living here now I can actually lift my head and I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so have hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit freer, I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that,” he said.
Royal commentator Robert Jobson accused the royal of throwing his family “under the bus.”
“Forgive me, but he’s been a dad for how long? Perhaps he should pen a book on how to parent properly drawing on his wealth of experience? For “charity” of course,” he wrote.
Jobson would later go on to Sunrise, where he accused Harry of shameless behaviour”.
“You’ve got to take some of it seriously because he believes it in himself, you know, mental health is a big big issue out there.”
“But to keep harping on about this, it’s getting embarrassing,” he said.
“To not only criticise his father’s parenting skills, but also the Queen and Prince Philip who has only just had his funeral, I think it smacks of pretty shameful behaviour.”