Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that his family had refused to help in a barrage of media and social media abuse directed at his wife, Megan Markle.
The Duke of Sussex said in an interview with a documentary series on Apple TV: “I thought my family would help me, but everyone who asks, asks, asks, or warns, whatever it is, has been met with complete silence or total negligence.” I can’t see it, Which was released on the broadcast platform on Friday.
“This was one of the biggest reasons for leaving,” he said, referring to the couple The decision to retreat from the royal life. “ The feeling of being trapped and the feeling of control through fear, whether by the media or by [royal] The system itself, which has never encouraged talk of this type of shock. But certainly now, I will not be bullied in silence. “
He said he felt compelled to distance his family from royal life after the Duchess of Sussex told him so She felt suicidal when she was six months pregnant With their son, Archie and he knew he “wouldn’t survive him [his] Family “the kind of help that he and Megan need.
“Then I had a son I’d rather focus only on him, and not every time I look in his eyes I wonder if my wife will end up like my mom and I’ll have to take care of him myself,” he said.
The interview started flowing the day after Harry and his brother Prince William, He criticized the media culture, and the BBC in particular, To contribute to their mother’s death by stalking her and devouring what William called “fear, paranoia and isolation.”
Harry told Oprah that he can see that watching how Meghan was treated by the media brought him back to how he felt as a child watching his mother being pursued by the paparazzi “every day until the day she died.”
He also said that the rise of social media platforms added “a whole new depth” to the ongoing media breaches, as well as the fact that Meghan is bi-ethnic.
My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone who was not white [Dodi Al-Fayed]. Now look what happened. Want to talk about history repeating itself? He said, “They will not stop until you die.” “It’s very exciting to lose another woman in my life. Like, the list is growing. It all comes down to the same people, the same business model, the same industry.”
Harry has it Speak forcefully In the past against the British media – in particular, outlets, including the tabloids, which make up the royal family’s official press system, known as “Royal Rota” – over what they said was biased, unfair and racist coverage, Especially Megan. He and his wife also took legal action against the tabloids for violating privacy. (Harry lawsuit Against the owners of British newspapers such as The Sun, The Mirror and News of the World which are now out of date due to alleged phone piracy; Megan effectively Won Ha lawsuit Against the publisher of Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mail for printing a letter she sent to her estranged father).
Right after retreating from the royal life, Harry and Meghan’s press team Effectively cut The four newspapers in Royal Rota – The Sun, The Mirror, The Mail, and the Express – lay the groundwork for a “no-endorsement, no-participation” policy. In their statement announcing the decision, published on April 19, 2020, Harry and Meghan said that they would not “expose themselves as currency to an economy of clicks and distortions.”
He told Prince Winfrey that starting treatment after meeting Megan made him realize that “he was living in a bubble within this family, within this institution, and I was almost trapped in a thought process or a mindset.”
“This feeling of being trapped in the family – there was no choice to leave. In the end, when I made this decision for my family, I was told,” You can’t do this, “and it’s like,” Well, how bad does it have to be in order for me to be allowed? ” By doing that? She was going to end her life. You shouldn’t get to that. “
Harry also specifically called on his father, Prince Charles, to raise him and his brother to believe that the constant abuse of the media and damage to one’s mental health was just part of being a member of the royal family.
Harry said, “My father used to say to me when I was younger, William used to say to me, ‘Well, it was like this for me, so it will be like that for you.’ It makes no sense! Just because you suffered, it doesn’t mean your kids should In fact, the exact opposite. If you struggle, do everything you can to make sure that whatever … the negative experiences you have had, you can make them appropriate for your children. “
Harry said, “We chose to put our mental health first. This is what we do and this is what we will continue to do. Isn’t that all about breaking the cycle? Isn’t that all about making sure history does not repeat itself? This is what happened to you in pain and suffering that you did not pass it on.” ?
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