After Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview, Prince Harry made his first public speech. And this time, he talked about delicate subjects like his upbringing in his family.
In the most recent episode of “Armchair Expert,” which was released in May of this year, Dax Shepard and Monica Padman make unsettling disclosures about the Duke of Sussex.
He claimed that as a member of the Royal Home, he was imprisoned in a “circle of misery and suffering,” attributing his education to the plot of the movie “The Truman Show,” in which the house and the locations are central to the story.
The main character, played by Jim Carrey, lives in front of concealed cameras that only he is aware of, and his entire life is spent with a… “zoo.” His family, friends, and everyone else he interacts with are all just plain actors.
“I don’t believe that anyone should be held accountable or blamed, but there is no doubt that when it comes to parenting, I have gone through pain and suffering, and that’s because my father or my parents have also gone through pain and suffering.
He started his confession by saying, “These feelings are carried on genetically, therefore we as parents need to do everything we can to avoid this from occurring to our children.”
You belonged to the smallest, most exclusive, and loneliest group in history. The rest of the nation was on one side, watching you, and you were on the other. The host of the internet show said, “It looks like The Truman Show—did you see the movie? “Yes, it’s kind of like a cross between the Truman Show and a zoo,” Harry replied.
“In a sense, you were cast in a movie without being asked if you wanted to or not,” Shepard continued.
The duke said, “The biggest issue for me was that I was born there, I inherited every element without even having the illusion of choice.”
Harry explained in the podcast that he has always felt “different” and that he identifies more with individuals he meets in Africa or on other continents than those he lives with at the palace. In addition, he mentioned Princess Diana as having a significant influence on him due to her efforts to provide her children with a normal life.
As he grew older, the prince became aware of his father’s method of instruction and recognized that he preferred another for his heirs.
“I didn’t know where it came from; perhaps it has something to do with how he (King Charles) was raised. That implies that he treated me similarly to how he was treated. How can I interact with my family in a different way?”
The start of Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance was also discussed by Harry. He described a meeting where he had to disguise himself in a London supermarket so as to avoid being identified by customers. He added that the Duchess of Sussex acknowledged his anger and suggested that he should seek counselling.
“After receiving professional assistance, it felt as though a veil had been lifted from my sight. Instead of whining, I understood that I could make my mother proud by using my advantages to get engaged in the community.”
His admissions indicate that things have gotten better since he and his wife relocated to California, which was an important choice for the future of their family.
“I feel different here; I don’t have to worry about the paparazzi following me while I ride my bike with Archie. When I was a child, I was not given this opportunity. I believe that being honest about your concerns is a sign of strength, not weakness.”
Harry concluded by saying, “It’s very important to be careful about that,” and that, in his opinion, the two biggest issues facing the world right now are the climate crisis and the mental health crisis. “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,” he said.