Prince Harry Is Too Focused on Negativity, Royal Expert Says
As many celebrities and public figures have discovered, harsh criticism, bullying, and the constant analysis of your personal life seem to come with public life. Since Prince Harry grew up as a member of the British royal family in the public eye, he knows all too well what that feels like.
Though he was just a boy when the news about his father’s affair with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall went public, we’re sure he heard whispers, ramblings, and echos about it. In fact, his mother, Princess Diana flat out told his older brother, Prince William what was going on.
Later, the prince would deal with the horrific aftermath of his mother’s tragic death and his own rebellious mishaps as a teen and young man. Though Prince Harry tolerated these intrusions in his life, he never liked them. By the time he married, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, he’d had enough. However, one royal expert says he’s too focused on the wrong things.
Prince Harry is still beloved in the U.K.
Despite his shocking announcement that he would be resigning from his role as a senior working royal and moving to LA with his family, Prince Harry’s popularity in the U.K. has not fallen. In fact, though he’s repeatedly said that Megxit was his idea, Meghan has shouldered the brunt of the blame.
Still, if the prince wanted to ever return home and step back into royal life, he would quickly be embraced by his family and citizens of the U.K. “The love this country has for him has never stopped,” royal photographer Arthur Edwards explained to The Sun. “As far as the nation is concerned he is still their number one member of the Royal Family.”
In fact, Queen Elizabeth II currently has the Sussexes under a 12-month review period in case Megxit does not work out, and they return to the royal family.
Prince Harry has wanted to define his own path for years
Though Prince Harry and Prince William have always been close, despite their reported tension in recent years, the younger prince never liked living in his brother’s shadow. Breaking free gives the prince and Meghan an opportunity to define their own path. Reporter Caitlin Flanagan explained to The Atlantic,
The couple’s future isn’t certain. They are hugely appealing and glamorous. Everyone in Hollywood is eager to host them. The first few years of this plan are going to be heady. But — as Harry has often said — as soon as William’s three children become old enough to emerge as individual figures, the klieg lights will immediately turn to them. He is in a rush to make his mark and seems to treat life as a race, too.
This royal expert believes Prince Harry is too focused on the negativity
The Sussexes have been open about how detrimental the media and tabloids have been to their mental health, leading them to exit royal life. Some royal family experts believe the Sussexes should have given royal life more time. After all, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, also dealt with a swath of negativity when she and Prince William wed.
Royal biographer Angela Levin says Prince Harry’s downfall is that he’s too focused on the negativity. She told ITV’s Royal Rota,
‘Harry has changed enormously since I met him. I found that he was charismatic and had royal stardust about him. He was brilliant with people especially if they were physically, emotionally, or psychologically damaged, he had a mischievous charm to him. Well, he has become a bit of a shadow of himself. [Meghan and Harry] ignore all of the wonderful things they have had, the prerogatives, and chances to meet great people and do charity work they want to do. It seems to me they have focused entirely on the negative.