The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world last year as they dramatically quit the Royal Family to seek a new independence life in the US. They have recently started opening up about their struggles with being working royals, with Harry recently claiming his brother William and father Prince Charles were “trapped” within the Royal Family, but that he managed to leave.
Harry also opened up on feeling “trapped” within the Firm during his interview with Oprah in March, before adding he felt unable to get Meghan help when she felt suicidal.
He added he felt “compassion” for his brother William and father Prince Charles being unable to leave their roles, while he could.
Harry said: “My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that.”
Harry also told Oprah that he felt let down by his father for cutting him off financially and that “there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened” between them.
He added his family told him to “play the game” and life would improve.
But he said he refused, as he added: “I’ve got a hell of a lot of my mum in me. The only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth.”
And Harry then spoke about wanting to end the “genetic pain and suffering” in the Royal Family while promoting his new show on Dax Shepard’s podcast earlier this month.
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’.
“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?’
“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.”