Prince Harry has spoken publicly for the first time following Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. This time he dealt with sensitive issues, including his childhood, which he lived in his family.
The Duke of Sussex made disturbing revelations on the latest episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s podcast, Armchair Expert, which launched in May this year.
By his own account, he was trapped in “the circle of pain and suffering” as a member of the royal family and likened his education to the scenario of “The Truman Show” – a feature film set in the home and the places where it takes place the life of the main character, played by Jim Carrey, a huge group, and his family and friends, everyone he deals with are simple actors, and he spends his whole life in front of hidden cameras that only he knows about the existence of – and with … “Zoo”.
“I don’t think we should blame anyone or point the finger at anyone, but when it comes to parenting, I’ve certainly experienced pain and suffering and that’s because my parents suffered too. I’ll try to get those feelings are genetically inherited anyway, so as parents we have to do everything we can to prevent something like this from happening to our children,” he began his confession.
“They were part of the youngest, most respected and only group ever. I was on one side and the rest of the country on the other, watching you. They sounded like the Truman Show – have you seen the movie? The show’s online host. Harry replied, “Yeah, it’s kind of a cross between the Truman Show and the zoo.”
“Somehow you got cast in a movie without even being asked if you wanted it or not,” Shepherd added.
The Duke’s reply was: “The biggest problem for me is that I was born there and inherited all the elements without even having a chance in the election.”
On the podcast, Harry explained at length, saying that he always feels “different” and that he feels closer to the people he met in Africa or on other continents than those he lived with at the palace. He also said that Princess Diana was a huge influence on him, noting how she did everything in her power to have a normal life for her children.
When he came of age, the prince understood his father’s method of tutoring him and realized he wanted something different for his heirs. Archie, his son and Meghan Markle recently turned two and the couple are awaiting the birth of their daughter in the summer of 2021.
“I didn’t understand where all this came from, maybe it has to do with how he (not Prince Charles) was raised. Does that mean he treated me the way he treated me. How can I treat my family differently? “Harry, on the podcast.
The duke compared his childhood in the royal family lived under the relentless magnifying glass of the British press with the film “The Truman Show”, but also with a “zoo”. In the film, the main character, played by Jim Carrey, lives his life in the form of a reality show and everything he does or says is broadcast on television. Harry made an interesting revelation, namely that he wanted to give up his royal duties when he was 20 years old.
“I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to do these things, look what happened to her mother,” he said, recalling the difficult time he went through. When he realized that he could not escape, he tried to take advantage of his status and dedicate his life to helping those around him.
Encouraged by Meghan to go to therapy
Harry also provided details about the beginnings of his relationship with Meghan Markle. He spoke of a meeting that still remains in his memory when he had to disguise himself in a supermarket in London in order not to be recognized by people. He also said that the Duchess of Sussex realized he was upset and recommended that she go to therapy.
“After receiving specialized help, it seemed as if a veil had been removed from my eyes. Instead of complaining, I realized that I could use my privileged status to get involved in the community and make my mother proud,” he said. he.
According to his confessions, the situation has improved since he moved with his wife to California, a crucial decision for the well-being of their family. “I feel different here, I can ride my bike with Archie without being followed by the media. I didn’t have this chance when I was a child. If you talk openly about your problems, I consider it an act of strength and not of weakness. “If we don’t have a healthy mind we can’t take care of ourselves and others, so it’s very important to be careful about that,” concluded Harry, saying that, in his opinion, the biggest problems in the world at the moment are the climate crisis and the mental health crisis.
Prince Charles was present at the BCB International factory the other day, during an official event, on which occasion one of the reporters asked him for his opinion about the revelations made by his son. He preferred not to comment on the subject at all.