Prince Harry spoke in public for the first time after the interview with Meghan Markle with Oprah Winfrey. And this time he addressed sensitive topics, including his childhood lived in his family.
The Duke of Sussex has made disturbing revelations in the latest episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s podcast, called “Armchair Expert,” released in May this year. According to him, he was trapped in a “circle of pain and suffering” as a member of the Royal House, comparing his education to the screenplay of the “Truman Show” – a feature film in which the house and the places where it takes place The life of the main character, played by Jim Carrey, is a huge set, his family and friends, all those he comes in contact with are simple actors, and his whole life is spent in front of hidden cameras, the existence of which only he knows – and with a … “zoo”.
“I don’t think we should blame or point the finger at anyone, but certainly when it comes to parenting I have experienced pain and suffering, and that’s because my father or parents have also suffered. I will try to “These feelings are passed on genetically anyway, so we as parents need to do everything we can to prevent this from happening to our children.” , he began his confession.
“You were part of the smallest, most exclusive, lonely group of all time. You were on one side, and the rest of the country on the other, watching you. I looked like the Truman Show – did you see the movie?” host of the online show. Harry replied, “Yes, it’s kind of a mix between the Truman Show and a zoo.”
Shepard added: “In a way, you were cast in a movie without being asked if you wanted to or not.”
“The biggest problem for me was that I was born there, I inherited every element without even having the chance of an election,” was the duke’s response.
In the podcast, Harry detailed and said that he always felt “different” and that he considered himself closer to the people he met in Africa or on other continents than those with whom he lived at the palace. He also said that Princess Diana had a great influence on him, referring to the way she did everything she could to give a normal life to her children.
As he matured, the prince understood his father’s style of educating him and realized that he wanted something else for his heirs. Archie, his son and Meghan Markle, recently turned two years old, and the couple is waiting for their daughter to be born in the summer of 2021.
“I didn’t understand where it all came from, maybe it has to do with how he (no. Prince Charles) was raised. Does that mean he treated me the way he was treated. How can I behave differently with my family?” Harry, in 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.