Prince Harry Acted Different During Last Tour With Meghan Markle: Expert Says Harry Showed Signs He ‘Had Enough’ of Royal Spotlight
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received a lot of positive media coverage during their final royal tour in South Africa in 2019. There were signs, however, that Prince Harry “had enough” of life in the spotlight, according to one royal expert.
Prince Harry ‘didn’t engage’ with the press during royal tour with Meghan Markle
In the documentary The Princes and The Press, royal experts discussed Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationships with the media. Harry and Meghan’s final royal tour was one talking point of the documentary — including how Prince Harry seemed different in his interactions with the press during the trip.
Sky News royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills shared, “I certainly didn’t have any idea what exactly Prince Harry was saying to [interviewer] Tom Bradby, but how he was generally on that trip, he wasn’t like the Prince Harry that we’d known before.”
Mills continued, “He didn’t really engage, he didn’t really come and talk to us in the ways that he would have done.”
1 royal expert said Prince Harry appeared to have ‘had enough’
According to Robert Jobson, royal editor for the London Evening Standard, Prince Harry’s speech in Johannesburg was particularly revealing. “I remember we went to the township in Johannesburg, just on the outskirts of Johannesburg,” Jobson said. “He had a speech to give there where he was extremely furious at the whole media.”
Jobson continued, “He didn’t want to look at the cameras, he didn’t want to interact. Every word he was saying seemed to have an extra meaning.”
The expert shared how Prince Harry was showing signs that he was unhappy. “Look, I think at that stage he’d had enough,” Jobson noted.
Prince Harry confirmed that he and Prince William were feuding
Prince Harry’s interview in the 2019 documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey revealed just how much Harry was struggling. In response to a question about whether he and Prince William were feuding, Harry confirmed they had “good days” and “bad days.”
“Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under … inevitably, you know, stuff happens,” Prince Harry explained.
He continued, “But, look, we’re brothers. We’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.”
Prince Harry added, “But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days.”
Prince Harry reflected on how media attention is ‘the worst reminder’ of his mother
During the interview with Bradby, Prince Harry shared the heartbreaking way he’s reminded of Princess Diana’s death.
When asked, “Do you feel at peace in a way yet or is it still a sort of wound that festers?” Prince Harry said it was the latter.
He explained, “I think probably a wound that festers. I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash it takes me straight back.
Prince Harry added, “So in that respect, it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.”