Prince Harry has 'thrown his dad, Queen and Philip under the bus' by slamming parenting style, says royal expert
PRINCE Harry has thrown his dad, the Queen, and Prince Philip under the bus by slamming their parenting style, says a royal expert.
The Duke, 36, blasted Charles’ parenting and said he moved to California to “break the cycle” of pain for wife Meghan and their kids.
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He also claimed his dad, 72, “suffered” due to his upbringing by the Queen and Philip, then “treated me the way he was treated”.
In a sweary podcast chat, he described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo.
The film, released in 1998, follows the life of a man who is living in a reality TV programme, unaware he is being watched by millions of people.
And he revealed that he wanted to move away and break the cycle of "genetic pain and suffering" which he was brought up with.
But Prince Harry has been slammed as "shameless" after throwing multiple members of the Firm under the bus.
Royal expert Robert Jobson said on the Australian breakfast show Sunrise: "He believes this himself, and mental health is a big, big issue out there, but come on – really to keep harping on like this is getting embarrassing.
"To criticise his father for his parenting skills, but also the Queen and Prince Philip, who only just had his funeral – he's only just lost his grandfather. I think it smacks of pretty shameless behaviour."
He added that other royals would have listened to the damning podcast, saying: "I know for a fact that people around them have heard it and seen reports online and it's going to be all over the papers."
And Mr Jobson said Charles has been "trying to keep an olive branch out for Harry and to Meghan and he'd prefer to have them on-side, but it doesn't seem like Harry is in any way listening."
The expert then took to Twitter, adding: "So Prince Haz has not only thrown his dad under the bus, but the Queen and late grandpa too for their parenting style.
"Forgive me, but he’s been a dad for how long?
"Perhaps he should pen a book on how to parent properly drawing on his wealth of experience? For “charity” of course."
The revelations unfolded on the “Armchair Expert” podcast yesterday, where Harry said: “I verbalise it, which is, ‘Isn’t life about breaking the cycle’?
"There’s no blame, I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.
“But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering perhaps my father or my parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
“There is a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway. As parents we should be doing the most that we can to say, ‘You know what, that happened to me, I’m gonna make sure that’s not going to happen to you’.”
Speaking about the parental differences between him and 72-year-old Charles, Harry said: “It’s really hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness.
“I never saw it, I never knew about it, then suddenly I started to piece it all together and go, ‘OK, so, this is where he went to school, this is what happened’.
Elsewhere in the podcast, Harry revealed…
- Prince Harry claims his life is like the film The Truman Show and he is targeted with "vile and toxic abuse" by trolls
- Harry revealed how he and Meghan Markle first met up in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid attracting attention
- Harry tries to have "compassion" for trolls, but finds it "really hard when you're on the receiving end"
- The Duke said that life had felt "more free" since his move to LA with Meghan
- Harry doesn't believe in the "old way of thinking" where girls just "want to be a princess"
- Meghan Markle gave Prince Harry words of wisdom about Royal life – telling him "you can create your own life better than any princess"
"I know this bit about his life, I also know that’s connected to his parents, so that means that he is treating me the way that he was treated.
“Which means, ‘How can I change that for my own kids’? And well, here I am, I have now moved my whole family to the US.
“That wasn’t the plan, do you know what I mean? But sometimes you have got to make decisions and put your family first and your mental health first.”
Harry claimed he “always felt different” from his relatives long before he quit royal duty with Meghan, 39, last year.
He said: “It’s the job, grin and bear and get on with it.” He explained: “Privilege does give you blinkers. Mine were never particularly on straight, I have always felt different.”
He went on: “I was in my early twenties and it was a case of, ‘I don’t want this job. I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this.’”
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