Prince Harry Claims ‘Neglect’ From Royals In New Documentary With Oprah
Prince Harry joined Oprah Winfrey again to continue his public criticism of the Royal Family even as they are grieving Prince Philip's death.
Prince Harry is once again dishing the dirt on his family. He’s already accused his family of racism. For this latest public rebuke, he returned to Oprah Winfrey who helped him initially launch the media assault.
Oprah has a series on Apple+ dealing with mental health called “The Me You Can’t See.”
Here’s the official trailer of the show:
Multiple celebrities joined in to highlight their struggles with depression and other mental health issues.
Harry will likely be the biggest draw due to being a member of the Royal Family.
Cries For Help Ignored
Harry claims that his family completely ignored his cries for help.
The Royals have actively highlighted the need for mental health treatments so the Duke of Sussex’s claims fly completely in the face of that activism.
“My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone who wasn’t white, and now look what’s happened. You want to talk about history repeating itself? They [British Media] are not going to stop until she [Meghan] dies” – Prince Harry pic.twitter.com/DeZjafQWyj
— Myra (@SussexPrincess) May 21, 2021
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When Princess Diana was killed, Prince Harry was just 12 years old.
He and Prince William walked behind her casket as the grief of losing their mother was very raw.
The trauma was put on the back burner according to the exiled Duke.
In the documentary Prince Harry tells Winfrey that as an adult he turned to alcohol and drugs.
“I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling,” he said. “Not because I was enjoying it but because I was trying to mask something,” he added.
They also ignored Meghan’s cries for mental health needs as she adjusted to Royal life.
“I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever, it is just got met with total silence, total neglect,” Harry told Oprah. “We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling.”
“I Have A Hell Of A Lot Of My Mum In Me”
Harry claims his family basically just told him to get on with life and fulfill his duties.
“Family members have said just play the game and your life will be easier. But I have a hell of a lot of my mum in me. I feel as though I am outside of the system but I’m still stuck there. The only way to free yourself and break out to tell the truth,” he says on the mental health series, “If your parents don’t want to talk about it. And your friends can’t remind you about it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t say, ‘Hang on a second, I may be the product of my upbringing.’ ”
Princess Diana’s death still impacts him decades later.
“I was so angry with what happened to her, and the fact that there was no justice at all … The same people that chased her through that tunnel photographed her dying on the back seat of that car.”
He still carries his grief about this sudden and tremendous loss.
He claims the Royal Family just attempted to ignore speaking of the Princess of Wales in hopes the pain would just go away.
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“I don’t want to think about her, because if I think about her then it’s going to bring up the fact that I can’t bring her back and it’s just going to make me sad. What’s the point in thinking about something sad, what’s the point of thinking about someone that you’ve lost and you’re never going to get back again. And I just decided not to talk about it. No one was talking about it,” Harry recalls.
Harry’s Poor Timing
“Every single time I jump in the car and every single time I see a camera. I would just start sweating. I would feel as though my body temperature was two or three degrees warmer than everybody else in the room. I would convince myself that my face was bright red and that everybody could see how I was feeling, but no one would know why. So it was embarrassing. You get in your head about it,” Harry tells Oprah.
Harry and Meghan have faced accusation of wanting to have their cake and eat it, too.
The duo left the constraints of Royal life behind for more freedom and the ability to earn their own income.
While they are bashing the Royals, even accusing Prince Charles and the Queen of being awful parents, they are cashing in on their status.
Now, there is debate of stripping them of their titles.
Prince Harry’s timing is poor at best.
His and Meghan Markle’s nuclear assault on the family with their initial Oprah interview came as Prince Philip battled for his life.
Now as the family grieves the death of the family patriarch, Harry steps up the criticism.
Harry claims to be concerned with grieving properly but he is not giving his own family that courtesy.