Prince Harry reads press comments on Meghan Markle

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When you start working in digital media, one of the very first things you learn is to never read reviews. Even if you only report the simplest facts or share the lightest opinions, the comments section still isn’t a place you want to spend a lot of time, if at all.

Sadly, it seems no one has ever told Prince Harry that. According to Find freedom, a forthcoming biography of the Sussexes by reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Prince Harry frequently reads comments on articles about him and Meghan, some of which can be particularly mean or racist.

Finding freedom: Harry and Meghan and the formation of a modern royal family

“While scrolling on his iPhone, he sometimes could not help but read the comments on the articles,” reads a new excerpt from the book, published in the Time.

“Harry regretted opening the link,” note the authors. “His stomach would knot in the same knot every time he saw that kind of comment. “It’s a sick part of the society we live in today, and no one is doing anything about it,” he continued. Where is the positivity? Why is everyone so miserable and angry?

Prince Harry’s habit of reading reports about his life, work and relationships (favorable or not) is not new.

Duncan Larcombe, who also wrote a biography of Harry, and was previously a royal editor at Soleil, said previously Cosmopolitan United Kingdom that the prince reads of himself “religiously”.

“I was always surprised how religiously he read stuff written about her,” Larcombe said in a 2017 interview. “I think Prince Charles hasn’t read a newspaper in years, but Harry, and to some extent William, they’ve read almost everything that’s written. This is a sign that probably deep down he cares about what people think of him.

These accounts also follow an anecdote shared by Daily mail reporter Rebecca English earlier this year.

“I just wanted to see what you were saying about me,” Harry said looking over the English computer, while she was working on a visit to Lesotho in 2006. “I always want to know what people are saying. of me. “

Read the full excerpt from Find freedom here. The book debuts later this month, but is now available for pre-order.


Senior Digital News Writer
As Senior Digital News Editor for Town & Country, Caroline Hallemann covers everything from the British Royal Family to the latest episodes of Outlander, Killing Eve and The Crown.

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