Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that his family refuses to help in the flurry of abuses in the media and social media addressed to his wife Megan Markle.
“I thought my family would help, but every request, request, warning, whatever it is, just meets with complete silence or complete neglect,” the Duke of Sussex said in an interview for the Apple TV documentary series. I, whom you do not see, which was released on Friday’s streaming platform.
“It was one of the biggest reasons to leave,” he said, referring to the couple the decision to retreat from royal life. “Feel trapped and feel in control of fear from both the media and the [royal] the system itself, which never encouraged talk of this kind of injury. But, of course, I will never be silenced now. “
He said he felt compelled to take his family away from royal life after the Duchess of Sussex told him about it she experienced suicide during the 6-month pregnancy with their son Archie, and he knew he ‘wasn’t going to get it [his] family ”is the kind of help he and Megan needed.
“I then had a son whom I prefer to focus on exclusively, not every time I look into his eyes, wondering if my wife will end up like my mother and I will have to take care of him myself,” he said. .
The interview began airing the day after Harry and his brother, Prince William, undermined media culture, and the BBC in particularfor facilitating the death of their mother by persecuting her and hunting for what William called her “fear, paranoia and isolation.”
Harry told Oprah that he sees watching Megan’s treatment of the media take him back to how he felt as a child, watching the paparazzi harass his mother “every day until the day of her death.”
He also said the emergence of platforms on social media has added “new depth” to ongoing media abuse, as has the fact that Megan is selective.
“My mother was chased to death while she was in a relationship with someone who was not white [Dodi Al-Fayed]. And now look what happened. Do you want to talk about making history repeat itself? They’re not going to stop until she dies, ”he said.“ It’s incredibly causing the loss of another woman in my life. Like, the list is growing. And it’s all coming back to the same people, the same business model, the same industry “.
In Harry spoke loudly in the past against the British media – in particular the media, including the tabloids that make up the official royal family press system known as the “Royal Company” – for what he said was biased, unjust and racist. especially Megan. He and his wife also took legal action against the tabloids for violating privacy. (Harry lawsuit against the owners of the British tabloids Sun, Mirror and the non-existent News of the World for allegedly hacking phones continues; Megan is effective won her lawsuit against the publisher Mail on Sunday and Daily Mail for printing a letter she sent to her estranged father.)
Immediately after retreating from royal life the press team of Harry and Megan effectively cut off the four tabloids in the Royal Company – “Sun”, “Mirror”, “Mail” and “Express” – essentially establishing a policy of “no confirmation and zero activity”. In their statement announcing the decision, published on April 19, 2020, Harry and Megan said they would not “offer themselves as a currency for the clickbait and warp economy.”
Prince told Winfrey that starting therapy after meeting Megan made him realize that he was “living in a bubble in this family, in this institution, and I almost seemed to be trapped in thinking or thinking.”
“It felt like I was trapped in a family – there was no way to leave. Eventually, when I made that decision for my family, I was still told, ‘You can’t do this,’ and it’s like “Well, how bad does it have to be until I’m allowed to? ‘She was going to end her life. It was not necessary to get to that, “he said.
Harry also specifically called on his father, Prince Charles, for the fact that he and his brother had brought up that constant media abuse and loss of mental health were only part of becoming a member of the royal family.
“My father used to tell me when I was younger, he would tell me and William, ‘Well, it was for me, so it will be for you,'” Harry said. It doesn’t make sense! Just because you’ve suffered doesn’t mean your kids have to suffer. In fact, the opposite is true. If you have suffered, do your best to make sure that any … negative experiences you have had, you can make right for your children. “
“We’ve decided to put our mental health first. That’s what we’re doing, and we’ll continue to do so,” Harry said. “Isn’t it all at the break of the cycle? Isn’t that to make sure the story doesn’t repeated? What is the pain and suffering that happened to you that you do not convey? “
Prince and Winfrey together I, whom you do not see and have been working on it since 2019.