Prince Harry says his life is ‘like Truman Show’ in the Royal Family in a candid podcast interview

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Prince Harry has compared his life to the Jim Carrey movie The Truman Show in a new interview.

The Duke of Sussex, 36, who currently lives in his $ 14 million California mansion after relinquishing his royal duty, spoke to Dax Shepard on a podcast called Armchair Expert.

In the interview, the Duke compares his life to the film in which every second of a man’s life is scrutinized, filmed, monitored and broadcast to the world.

During the interview, he also said that he and Meghan Markle first met in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid drawing attention.

Prince Harry, 36, has compared his life to the Jim Carrey movie The Truman Show in a new interview

He said the couple did their best to remain ‘incognito’ on their first date.

He said, ‘I texted her saying’ is this the right one ‘, and she said’ no, you want parchment paper ‘, and’ I’m so from where’s the parchment ?! ‘

“I wore a baseball cap, looked down and tried to remain incognito. It’s amazing how much gum you see, it’s a mess!

‘Now that I live here I can really lift my head and actually I feel different, my shoulders are slumped, hers too, you can walk around more freely.

During the interview, he also said that he and Meghan Markle first met in a supermarket - and 'pretended' they didn't know each other to avoid drawing attention.

During the interview, he also said that he and Meghan Markle first met in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid drawing attention.

‘I can take Archie on the back of my bike. I never had a chance to do that. ‘

Elsewhere in the interview, he said he’d been online at the end of “ vile, toxic assault, ” and said he wondered about trolls, “ Why did you want to come to me like that, when clearly we’ve never met? ‘

While discussing how his mental health issues were addressed when he was a child, he said: ‘[I was told] You need help. As a case of, not a weakness, but, “I don’t know how to deal with this. You’re out of control, you’re not that good, go get help.” ‘

He said it had caused him to “object and walk away” and said, “Each of us will try to find a way to mask the real feeling and try to feel different than we actually do.”

He said that as a child he had ‘rejected’ the feelings, saying that he had pretended to feel ‘good’.

It comes after a royal expert claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are competing in a ‘small transatlantic popularity contest’ with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, said Prince Harry and Meghan are “ playing in the cult of celebrities ” after stepping back from their royal duties last year.

He said it was a “complete change” from the era of Prince Philip, who insisted that the focus should be on “the causes” and “not the royals.”

Speak against The sun, Duncan said: ‘William and Kate are pretty clear they need to do more to sell themselves as a couple, family and personalities.

He continued to say there had been a noticeable change in the way the pair deal with recent gigs.

He added, “Things like their anniversary video, that’s a deliberate charm offensive to sell them as personalities and as people who will become the king and queen.”

It comes after brand experts said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had ‘refreshed’ their digital approach by revamping their Instagram and launching a YouTube channel to create a ‘warm and inviting’ image.

Last week, Prince William and Kate changed their username from ‘Kensington Royal’ to the more casual ‘Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’ and updated their profile photo to a candid photo taken last year on a visit to Ireland.

Duncan said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to 'capitalize on the cult of celebrities' prompted Kate Middleton and Prince William to embark on a 'charm offensive' (pictured together)

Duncan said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to ‘capitalize on the cult of celebrities’ prompted Kate Middleton and Prince William to embark on a ‘charm offensive’ (pictured together)

The couple also launched a YouTube channel just days after treating royal fans to an intimate family video showing how they enjoyed time on the beach with their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three. .

It’s all part of a Cambridges strategy to modernize how the Royal Family connects with a tech-savvy audience, while sharing just enough of their lives to please fans, without sacrificing their children’s privacy. .

It is in stark contrast to the approach taken by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who ditched all their social media channels in favor of sharing content on paid platforms such as Netflix and Spotify.

Brand expert Nick Ede told FEMAIL that the change in digital output for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “ gave a very nice glimpse into the life of our future King and Queen, ” saying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “ very curious. ‘. and personality light ‘with content that feels like’ advertising ‘.

It comes after brand experts said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had 'refreshed' their digital approach by revamping their Instagram and launching a YouTube channel to create a 'warm and inviting' image.

It comes after brand experts said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had ‘refreshed’ their digital approach by revamping their Instagram and launching a YouTube channel to create a ‘warm and inviting’ image.

Kate and William’s new profile photo on Instagram and Twitter shows a candid photo of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their arms around each other while walking along Howth Cliff, near Dublin, in March 2020.

And yesterday, the couple launched their own YouTube channel – also using the username of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – by sharing a slick promotional video.

The 25 second clip begins with the couple sitting on a couch in Anmer Hall, Norfolk, with William turning to Kate and saying, “By the way, you have to be careful what you’re saying because these guys are filming everything.

The flashy video then showed several clips of engagements over the years, including Kate launching her Early Years survey in February and the couple visiting Pakistan in October 2019.

Meanwhile, Nick Ede said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are 'very brand heavy and personality light' with substance

Meanwhile, Nick Ede said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are ‘very brand heavy and personality light’ with substance

Nick said Prince Harry and Meghan focused on a digital output that was ‘like an ad’ and chose to partner with major paid content brands such as Netflix and Spotify.

It also reveals the couple’s candid moments, including a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s St Patrick’s Day video where Kate tells William, ‘You don’t have to roll your Rs.’

Cambridges YouTube channel has more than 1.1 million subscribers within 24 hours of publication. They have 12.8 million Instagram followers.

Nick explained, “I find it very refreshing to see the new digital approach created by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

‘They know they have to keep up with the relentless developments and the use of social media.

Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revamped their Instagram account.  Pictured, their Instagram profile today (top) and recently (bottom), with their old details

Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revamped their Instagram account. Pictured, their Instagram profile today (top) and recently (bottom), with their old details

‘Their use of images and YouTube and all social channels is warm and inviting and gives us a very nice glimpse into their lives.

‘In this way we can see how our future king and queen treat each other, their children, their dog and so on.’

He continued: “They are still revealing the traditional sides of the royal family, something we all love to see, but by stepping up their game by talking to the public via Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.”

“They let us know that they care about us and the things that are important to those around us, as well as to themselves and their own families.”

The branding expert said Prince William and Kate are `` stepping up their game to talk to the public '' with their new YouTube channel and revamped Instagram

The branding expert said Prince William and Kate are “ stepping up their game to talk to the public ” with their new YouTube channel and revamped Instagram

Nick said there were significant differences between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan ditched their social media channels Instagram and Twitter after stepping down from royal duty last year.

Unlike the Cambridges, who have regularly shared photos of their kids at birthdays and other occasions, the pair haven’t allowed royal fans a glimpse of Archie since last year.

Earlier this month, the couple shared a video playing in the garden with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, which Nick said `` let the public know they care about us. ''

Earlier this month, the couple shared a video playing in the garden with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, which Nick said “ let the public know they care about us. ”

The couple, who said they wanted to become financially independent from the royal family, have since signed huge multi-million dollar contracts with paid services such as Netflix and Spotify.

Nick explained, “Kate and Will’s channels are in stark contrast to those of the team behind the Sussex brand.

The Sussexes have gone for commercial partnerships that are very brand-heavy and personal.

“They’re more about using the massive platforms of Netflix, Apple +, and Spotify to get their messages across to millions of people, but in a much smoother way, which often feels like ads rather than from the heart.”

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