The Duke of Sussex has often referenced media intrusion into his family’s private life as a reason for his departure from the UK. Aussie TV presenter Allison Langdon wondered why therefore Harry was constantly courting the US media if he wanted to protect his family’s privacy. She also criticised him for being insensitive to the Queen’s feelings.
In an chat with ITV’s Royal editor Chris Ship, the Today presenter said: “Every time he comes out and he does something with Oprah I just keep thinking – I think most people do – how on earth is the Queen responding to this?
“If Harry knows he is hurting his grandmother, why does he keep giving these interviews?
“I mean he left the UK because he wanted to get away from the press and all the scrutiny yet he can’t help being the headline.”
The ITV journalist responded: “Yeah. There are some people who are accusing Harry of invading his own privacy.”
In a February interview with actor James Corden, Harry blamed the “toxic” British press for his decision to quit the Royal Family and head to the US.
He said: “You know it was a really difficult environment, as I think a lot of people saw.
“We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health.
“So I did what any husband, and what any father would do, is like, ‘I need to get my family out of here’.”
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“We spent four years trying to make it work.
“We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job.
“But Meghan was struggling.”