Prince Harry should think about what he really accomplished by speaking out about his mental health concerns, and consider the impact on the Queen and Prince Charles, a royal expert has claimed.
Speaking on This Morning, royal editor Camilla Tominey responded to the Duke of Sussex’s recent podcast with American actor Dax Shepard, where he spoke of suffering from “ generation trauma. ”
In the high-profile interview, Harry, 36, who moved his pregnant wife Meghan Markle, 39, and son Archie, to Los Angeles, said his royal life was like “ the Truman Show ” or an animal that was in a zoo.
Camilla said Harry had the right to share his story, but added that there was “ some degree of exploitation ” going on, and that interviewers were only thinking about the ratings and not considering the consequences.
“I think you can talk about your own mental health, but you need to be aware of the consequences for others,” she said.
“Like the fact that the Queen has just buried her husband, Prince Charles’s father, and then the son is across the Atlantic, trying how he was raised.”
Royal commentator Camilla Tominey, pictured, said she left that the Americans were ‘exploiting’ Prince Harry and should be careful with the ‘damaged’ royal family.
Pictured: The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, during a narrative interview with US broadcaster Oprah Winfrey, speaking candidly about their feud with the Royal Family in March
Camilla said it is highly unlikely that US broadcasters will have the interests of Harry’s family in mind.
“If you go to America, you could say on the flip side of the coin that there is some degree of exploitation going on,” she said.
‘The Americans happily rub their heads, they know that this man is quite damaged, has no right to his family.
“I know they have a living to earn and they are looking for financial independence in America, but let’s get all this together with care,” she added.
“They both had a rough time, neither of them has a particularly good relationship with a lot of their families, and you made people who host podcasts think,” Brilliant, this is getting the ratings. “
Harry said of Prince Charles in the Dax Shepard podcast: ‘If I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that my father or my parents may have suffered, I am going to make me break. that cycle so I don’t actually pass it on ‘(pictured together at the global premiere of Our Planet in April 2019)
She added that she disagreed with Harry comparing his life to the Truman show, a movie that stars Jim Carey ‘Truman, a character whose whole sweetheart has turned into an entertainment show watched by millions of people.
She said the couple had been “left alone” while living in Windsor, and that there were no paparazzi there, compared to California.
Camilla also said she felt Harry should have thought more about the impact of this podcast on his family in England.
“I thought it was ironic that a man who wants to live a quiet life makes so much noise,” she told Phil and Holly.
Camilla said Harry should have been more considerate of his family’s mental health. Meanwhile, former MP Gyles Brandreth said, in the photo, if Harry ‘didn’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen’
At a glance: what did Harry say in the podcast?
- Harry compared life under supervision as a member of the Royal Family to the movie The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey as a man oblivious to the fact that his entire life is a TV show, and to an animal. in a zoo.
- Harry said of Prince Charles, ‘If I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that my father or my parents may have suffered, I am going to make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t actually give it through.
- The Duke said he met his future wife Meghan in a supermarket in the early days of their relationship and they pretended they didn’t know each other.
- Harry shared how he quit Meghan as a senior royal last year to put his family and mental health “ first ”.
- The 36-year-old royal put ‘wild partying’ in childhood down to ‘childhood trauma’ – and began therapy after Meghan ‘saw he was angry’
- The Duke said he was born with an extraordinary privilege, but hinted he believes this has changed since he quit Meghan
- Harry revealed that Meghan told him about her experience of royal life: “You don’t have to be a princess, you can create the life that will be better than any princess.”
Camilla said she doesn’t believe the royal family is flawless, but thinks Harry is doing it the wrong way.
“I think that’s legit, I think everyone looks at the royals and says” they’re actually a bit of a dysfunctional family, “she agreed.
And I don’t think anyone thinks Harry had a great childhood, at least as far as the death of his mother is concerned. That was awful and it played out in the public eye. I just wonder what benefits can be achieved. ‘
Phil said he felt Harry had been ‘incredibly eloquent’ about mental health.
“I entered that podcast thinking,” oh Harry shut up, “and left thinking,” good for you, “said the host.
He added that the royal family was ‘damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t’ give interviews.
Former MP Gyles Brandreth, who was on the segment with Camilla, quoted Harry Truman as saying, “If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
He said Harry’s podcast would always get comments because of who he was.
Camilla also said that Harry ran the risk of scaring people off by talking too much about his own mental health.
“You have to be pretty selective in what you say,” she said, adding that Harry might lose his sympathy rather than garner it by “overdoing it.”