It seems that Prince Harry has not had enough with confessions he made to Oprah Winfrey in his March interview. Or with what he told James Corden days before while They were cruising around LA on a tour bus. The Duke of Sussex has expanded again in an interview, taking advantage of the fact that it is the week of awareness on mental health, and has told some of his own experiences. It has been in the podcast directed by the presenter Dax Shepard and that will soon be broadcast on Spotify, the audio platform for which the Sussexes also work. And he has not cut himself, revealing even the key phrase that his wife, Meghan Markle, told him to encourage him to leave the royal family.
One of Harry’s most surprising statements has been when has compared his royal life to the movie ‘The Truman Show’, in which the protagonist lives, without knowing it, in a kind of constant Big Brother. This curious parallel has been made when the presenter has asked him what it was like to belong to a small group of royalty “guarded” by millions of people: “It’s a cross between ‘The Truman Show’ and living in a zoo”. Harry has also confessed that he rejected the royal life since he was 20 years old. And he had, according to him, a good reason to do so. A motif with a title, name and surname whose shadow, 20 years later, is still very elongated, that of the Princess of Wales, Lady Di: “I was in my early twenties and I thought I didn’t want this job, I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to be doing that. Look what he did to my mom. How am I going to sit down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again. ”
But Prince Harry kept up that job he didn’t want for several more years: “It’s work, right? Smile and hold on. Let’s get to work.”. An inertia that did not stop until he met Meghan Markle, who came, like the heroes of the stories, to rescue the prince in distress. The then actress advised him to go to therapyas I saw Harry always angry because of that life that he did not want to lead. And gave him the key in the form of a phrase to decide to leave the Royal House: “You don’t need to be a princess, you can create your own life better than any princess. “A phrase that has not taken long to generate some criticism, since it is very possible that the couple could not lead the life that leads actually if Harry hadn’t belonged to the royal family.
But there is still more, and that is that Harry has made it clear, perhaps unintentionally, that Meghan had a very different idea of royal life to what she actually checked when she got to Buckingham: “She was like ‘wow, this is so different than what my friends at first said it would be.”
Prince Harry’s obsession with being watched is very well reflected in an anecdote that he tells in the interview. At the beginning of their relationship with Meghan, they went to a supermarket to do some shopping. But they did it separately and, in her case, with a baseball cap to try to go unnoticed. In order not to have to talk to each other and be seen together, they made the purchase through text messages that were sent from hall to hall. And again, the Duke of Sussex’s bitter complaint about being from interest to paparazzi: “Just because I’m a well-known person in the UK, I can’t go out.” Although he admits that he feels a lot freer since he moved to LA, more than a year ago. A feeling of freedom that has not been affected by having been surprised on several occasions by North American photographers.
Another of Prince Harry’s statements in this podcast that has not gone unnoticed either has been the one referred to their privileges. He has recognized that he was born in a palace and that he was privileged, but that could change for anyone: “By the way, I really believe that you can also advance along the spectrum; wherever you were born, you can start in just one place, but that will change over time. ” And, of course, the voices that suggest that he has left the royal life have not been slow to come out, but he lives in a multi-million dollar mansion and numerous bathrooms.