Prince Harry was ready to speak.
The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey recently teamed up on an Apple TV + series on mental health that they co-created and produced by management, called ‘The Me You Can’t See’.
During the series, the 36-year-old opened up about his relationship with the British Royal Family, as well as his own personal struggles over trauma and grief.
“The world is a better place for what Harry did,” royal historian Robert Lacey told People magazine in this week’s issue. “But this is another blow to the British crown and the royal family. “
British journalist Bryony Gordon also told the outlet that as a royal Harry undertakes “an important form of duty” in shedding the stigma surrounding mental health.
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“He’s a man who, at the age of 12, was sent to walk behind his mother’s coffin and console the crowds outside Kensington Palace,” she said, referring to to the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997 at the age of 36.
“I just don’t understand why we’re angry with him now… it could have affected him,” she added.
Just two months after the Duke confirmed his strained relationship with his father, Prince Charles, in a March interview with Winfrey, Harry revealed more about his upbringing and how the Patriarch failed as a parent.
In the series, Harry discussed the trauma of losing his mother at such a young age. Amidst media scrutiny and being ‘chased’ by the paparazzi as a child, Harry blamed the Prince of Wales for doing little to protect him and his older brother Prince William .
“My dad used to tell me when I was younger… ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you,” Harry explained.
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Thinking about how he was brought up today is not right for the prince. The future father-of-two has said that Charles’s wait for Harry and William to agree to live under the same pressures as him “does not make sense”.
“Just because you have suffered doesn’t mean your children have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite,” said Harry. “If you have suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you have had, you can fix them for your children. Isn’t it just about breaking the cycle? Isn’t it just about making sure history doesn’t repeat itself? “
Palace officials and Charles, 72, did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began last year amid what they described as British media intrusions and racist attitudes towards the Duchess, 39. The family now resides in the coastal town of Montecito, California.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.