Royal commentator Nick Bullen claimed the recent comments made by Prince Harry have had a brutal impact on the Duke of Cambridge. Prince William, Mr Bullen claimed, was “very shocked by the amount of things that his brother has said over the last few weeks”.
“Harry has been hurting since he was a little boy. It’s not an easy situation. “But Prince Charles would much rather his son be by his side.
“Of course, there is disappointment and sadness about the Oprah interview, and the relationship with Harry is strained to say the least.
“But Prince Charles, as the new patriarch of the Royal Family, is very aware of his future role and the need to protect the monarchy.
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“An ongoing battle with Harry and Meghan in California is not conducive to that. “At the end of the day, above everything else, family always comes first.
“The Prince of Wales would like to find a way to make Harry and Meghan included again, even though that is likely to take many years.”
While Mr Bullen was hopeful the bond between Prince Harry, Meghan and the rest of the Royal Family could be repaired, he said that for the time being the Firm wanted “a moment of calm”.
He said: “I’m sure the Royal Family and the various royal households just want a moment of calm and [are saying], ‘Let’s not have any more headlines.
“‘Let’s just have a period when no one’s speaking’.”
Mr Bullen referred in particular to the claims made by Prince Harry during the episode he took part in of the Armchair Expert podcast.
During the show hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, the Duke of Sussex spoke about his career in the military and his approach to mental health.
But he also described life in the Royal Family as “a mix between The Truman Show and living in a zoo.”
Harry also appeared to criticise his own upbringing and Prince Charles’s parenting skills.
He said: “I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
“It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on.”
Prince Harry also spoke about bringing up his children in a different way he was treated by Prince Charles during the docu-series he produced with Oprah Winfrey, Apple TV+’s The Me You Can’t See.
He said: “My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.’
“That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite.
“If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids.”