Prince Harry is a ‘shadow of his former self’ says expert
Harry and Meghan have firmly placed themselves under the spotlight in recent weeks. The most recent onslaught of media attention came following their bombshell interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey. It was there that the pair aimed several controversial allegations at the Royal Family, including on mental health and racism.
While Meghan has made TV appearances since, it is Harry who has taken centre-stage, making a string of new admissions about his struggles growing up as a royal.
The first came when he sat down with celebrity Dax Shepard for the podcast ‘Armchair Expert’.
Here, Harry argued the way the Queen and Prince Philip brought up his father, Prince Charles, had a negative effect on his own upbringing, claiming “genetic pain and suffering” had been passed down to him.
Not a week later he appeared in the first episode of his and Winfrey’s new series, ‘The Me You Can’t See’, which sees celebrities talk candidly about their struggles with mental health.
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The appearance caused yet another storm as he accused the Royal Family of “total silence and total neglect” while Meghan battled to adjust to palace life, and said the family tried to prevent the couple from leaving.
Many were enraged with Harry, including columnist Maureen Callahan, who, writing for the New York Post, claimed the Prince had been “Americanised” and was using his broadcast appearances to “sate his narcissism”.
She wrote: “By all means, Harry, please keep talking — out of both sides of your mouth, as is your wont, begging for privacy from the media while becoming an active player in the media.
“Harkles, thy name is hypocrisy.
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“So Harry’s back to share more details of how terrible a father Prince Charles was, bequeathing him ‘genetic pain’, and how his entire family cared nothing for his unhappiness, let alone his future wife’s — despite fast-tracking Meghan into the fold and throwing a $45million (£31m) wedding.
“Most shockingly, Harry offers more details about Meghan’s suicidal ideations while pregnant with Archie — with no thought to how this will surely affect his son.
“Yet Harry tells us that four years of counselling has made him all better! Harry is therapised, Americanised and ready to go, becoming one of our specialties — a self-help guru who’s really only in it to sate his narcissism.
“America, strap yourselves into this feedback loop. We’re in it for now, even though Harry hasn’t realised that self-pity really isn’t in the American DNA.”
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It has long been claimed Harry has undergone a process of Americanisation or, as royal author Angela Levin termed it, “Californication”.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph on the one year anniversary of Megxit – the event which saw Meghan and Harry depart the UK and Royal Family – she noted how the teaser for couple’s podcast ‘Archewell Audio’ revealed that Harry had “seemingly taken to the ‘woke’ west coast life [and] is changing his accent to fit”.
She continued: “Phrases such as ‘twenny twenny’ and ‘I wanna’ suggest his ‘Californication’ is well under way.
“He and the Duchess also repeat, several times, a favourite phrase of theirs: ‘Love wins.’
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“I don’t think many senior members of the Royal Family have felt much of that love over the past 12 months.”
Harry has lived in the US for more than a year, initially heading to Canada where he and Meghan stayed for a short time.
They moved to California and currently live in the exclusive area of Montecito in a gated community.
Montecito: The pair live in a gated community in the exclusive area of California
A series of A-list celebrities live there including their friend Winfrey, as well as George Lucas, Rob Lowe, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres.
The property they live in is believed to be worth £11.2million.