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Prince William ‘worried’ about Harry after ‘emotional and unwise’ TV interview


Prince William ‘worried’ about Harry after ‘emotional and unwise’ TV interview

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According to a Kensington Palace insider, the Duke of Cambridge is “worried” about his brother’s mental health after he spoke about it in a TV program.

The Duke of Cambridge hopes Harry and Meghan are ‘all right’ after they acknowledged the impact of harassment on them both in the ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, which aired last night.

Meghan and Harry are believed to be “in a fragile place,” according to a palace insider.

It’s not difficult to see why this might be the case. Meghan has been plagued by rumors and invasions of privacy, so hearing directly from her (and Harry) about their difficulties with the heavy attention is painful but not unexpected.

The pair discussed the impact of media attention on their mental health in the program. “Not many people have asked if I’m Ok,” Markle said.


According to the BBC, William is “furious” with Harry over the interview, in which he said that they are “on different paths at the moment.”

“We are brothers. We will always be brothers,” Prince Harry said. “We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him, as I know he will always be there for me.”

“The majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, we have good days and we have bad days,” the father of one said.

Prince Harry’s comments, according to royal analyst Richard Fitzwilliams, risked overshadowing Prince William and Kate’s time in Pakistan, where they were on royal tour last week.

He said: “To publicise differences with William, who reportedly had not seen the documentary before it was screened and trailers for which partly overshadowed the Cambridges trip to Pakistan, showed a serious lack of judgement too.”

“If one takes what he says literally, that so much reminds him of Diana’s tragic death, when it is a royal goldfish bowl and the royals need the help of the press to get their message across as he and Meghan do for their charitable work, you can imagine the stress.

“When he talked of going on separate paths from William and ups and downs in his relations with him, it inevitably created headlines he surely would have wanted to avoid.

“William and Kate have just completed a highly successful tour of Pakistan, as the future king and Queen Consort there is obviously less independence but there is duty.

“Also there are their charitable commitments, they have got the balance right and are handling things brilliantly.”

When questioned directly about his relationship with his brother by presenter Tom Bradby, the Duke of Sussex addressed rumors of a “rift” between him and his older brother Prince William in the program.

“Look, part of this job and part of any job, like everybody, means putting on a brave face and turning a cheek to a lot of the stuff. But again, for me and for my wife, of course, there’s a lot of stuff that hurts — especially when the majority of it is untrue,” Harry said of the media scrutiny.

“But all we need to do is focus on being real, focus on being the people we are and standing up for what we believe in. I will not be bullied into carrying a game that killed my mum,” he said, referring to Princess Diana’s death in 1997.

Meghan also said that adapting to life as a member of the royal family was ‘hard’, and that she ‘really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip.’

Meghan went on to assure Bradby that if the criticism was fair, she would understand it.

“I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair. And that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile,” she said. “If things were fair … If I’d done something wrong, I’d be the first one to go ‘Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry. I would never do that,’ ” she continued.

“But when people are saying things that are just untrue and they are being told they’re untrue but they’re allowed to still say them — I don’t know anybody in the world who would feel like that’s okay.”

“It’s been a real struggle,” Meghan said when asked whether it was appropriate to call it that.

“When I first met my now-husband my friends were really happy because I was so happy,” she added.

“But my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life’.”

‘I very naively – I’m American, we don’t have that there – said, “What are you talking about? That doesn’t make any sense, I’m not in tabloids.” I didn’t get it. So it’s, yeah, it’s been complicated.’

Mr. Fitzwilliams said that Prince Harry’s outburst showed a “serious lack of judgment.”

He said: “I think that Harry and Meghan’s interviews in the ITV documentary were very emotional and extremely unwise.”

“William is clearly concerned about Harry after it was screened which is no surprise as both he and Meghan are clearly struggling and have said so.

“However this is almost totally unprecedented, you have to go back to Diana on Panorama to find anything similar.

“He revealed that he was having trouble managing his mental health issues and this illustrates the huge pressure the couple feel under.”

Meghan is suing the Mail on Sunday for breaching her privacy after it published a private letter between her and her estranged father. The Duke and Duchess have each launched separate legal proceedings against sections of the press.

Meghan and Prince Harry will take a six-week vacation from royal duties before Christmas, according to the Sunday Times, which was published before the documentary aired on Sunday.

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