Although many accuse Meghan for her and Harry’s withdrawal from the royal duties and leaving Britain, it appears that Harry himself has had it enough of the royal life and all the pressure it brings.
During several occasions, Harry has spoken of the impact the press had on his mother, late Princess Diana, and went further to accuse them of her death. He certainly didn’t want the same for his wife and children and it was one of the reasons he and Meghan moved to California.
Princess Diana herself was very pressured by the media. They followed her every step of the way and were paying huge money for grainy photos of her. It has been revealed that at the time of her tragic death, the Princess was running away from the paparazzi, and that led to the accident which cost her her life.
One media personality Diana wasn’t fond of in particular was Oprah Winfrey. As revealed in the book Battle of Brothers by author Robert Lacy, the host made the Princess feel “very uncomfortable.” Quoting Simone Simmons, Diana’s friend and confidante, Lacy wrote: “Diana felt very uncomfortable with Oprah. She thought that Oprah was only after sensationalism – like when she interviewed Fergie about her book, and all she wanted to talk about was Diana.
“That laid bare for Diana the basic lack of respect that she felt Oprah had towards her subjects and how she was just manipulating her to garner higher ratings.”
Oprah has also been the reason why the relationship between the members of the Royal Family sort of broke down after she challenged the Sussexes to open up about the life at the Palace. A lot was revealed during the all-tell interview. Among the rest, Harry and Meghan spoke of her suicidal thoughts and the inability of the family to provide help, as well as about the concerns by one of the royals regarding how dark Archie’s skin could be.
The host, however, said that she was surprised by some of the topics brought up by the couple.
Speaking of the infamous interview and why the Sussexes appeared to be bitter towards the family, a source told The Sun: “Harry and Meghan were very cross before Oprah because the final Megxit separation had just been signed off which included Harry not keeping military roles.
“That was what made him so angry. He’s very emotional and his military roles were very important to him given that he served.”
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) June 24, 2021
Many are still convinced that most of the things brought up during the interview were spoken in a state of anger and that Harry most likely regretted ever taking part in it. A source told Closer Magazine: “Harry was clearly hurt and angry about Meghan’s experience with the royals – and used the interview to get it out.
“But after returning home, I’ve no doubt he’s been feeling embarrassed, regretful and awkward.
“He’s now facing the consequences. I believe he’ll regret that interview – and maybe his decision to leave the Royal Family.”
The good thing is that the brothers have been reunited for the unveiling of their mother’s statue on what would have been her 60th birthday. They were seen chatting and walking shoulder-to-shoulder so we hope they had the time to talk things through and put all their differences aside.