Weeks after the bombshell Oprah interview, Prince Harry has opened up even further about his royal experience.
Prince Harry, 36, was speaking on a podcast.
The podcast in question was Dax Shepherd’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast.
The Prince was promoting his Apple TV+ series with Oprah Winfrey. The series is called The Me You Can’t See, and it premieres on Friday, May 21.
Speaking openly, Harry said: “I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
He went on to say that it’s “a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.”
Speaking about this ‘genetic pain’, Harry continued: “I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go ‘OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids.”
“And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first.”
Harry went on to describe his decision to begin therapy. Meghan had seen that “he was angry” and this is when the Duke began therapy.
Harry was asked if he felt like he was “in a cage” whilst he was carrying out royal duties.
The Duke responded: “It’s the job right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early twenties and I was thinking I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this.
He then referenced the late Lady Diana, saying: “Look what it did to my mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again”.
Continuing, Harry said: “I’ve seen behind the curtain, I’ve seen the business model and seen how this whole thing works and I don’t want to be part of this”.
He added: ‘So living here (in Los Angeles) now I can actually lift my head and I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so have hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free, I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that.”
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