Prince Harry Was Unhappy in the Royal Family for a ‘Long Long Time’ Source Reveals

Prince Harry was a senior member of the British royal family for 35 years. From a young age, he was thrust into the spotlight, committed to bowing and waving to all of those who looked upon him. However, following the death of his mother, Princess Diana when he was just 12, the red-headed prince’s perspective changed drastically.

During his teen years and early 20s, Prince Harry began acting out and finding himself in the middle of various scandals. There was the naked incident while playing pool and the Nazi uniform he sported at a costume party. However, as he matured, the prince spoke openly about the mental health issues he struggled with amid his mother’s death. He was also able to transform himself into one of the most beloved royal family members.

However, when the Duke of Sussex married Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, he was reminded once again that life in the spotlight wasn’t necessarily tolerable or sustainable. In fact, a source is now saying that Prince Harry was unhappy as a senior working royal long before Megxit.

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Prince Harry has always thought the media was intrusive

Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris after being chased through the streets by the paparazzi. As a result, the duke has never had a soft spot for the media. That didn’t change when he married Meghan. Instead, the spotlight became even more glaring for them. So much so, that it became unbreakable as rumors fueled by sexism and racism hit the tabloids constantly.

“For most, all of my life, I’ve always been part of a family and part of a country that is scared of the tabloid media because they have so much power and influence and no morals (laughs),” Prince Harry explained in a leaked phone call. “From the moment that I found a wife that was strong enough to be able to stand up for what we believe in together, has basically scared them so much that they’ve now come out incredibly angry, they’ve come out fighting, and all they will try and do now is try and destroy our reputation and try and, you know, sink us. But what they don’t understand is the battle we are fighting against them is far more than just us. Even though they want to make it personal they are scared because we are some of the first two people willing to stand up to their bullying and my wife, we can’t stand back. It hasn’t been very nice. It’s been horrible but we will come out of it stronger people.”

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Prince Harry hates the term ‘Megxit’

Details from the upcoming tell-all book about the Sussexes, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family have just leaked to the press. One of them reveals that Prince Harry absolutely hates the term Megxit.

“It gives the impression that the decision to walk away from the Royal Family was Meghan’s,” a publishing insider told The Sun. “The reality is Harry drove that decision. The book will make that clear and explain why it had to happen.”

In fact, just after announcing their decision to step down, the duke said openly that it was his idea. “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” he said during a dinner for his charity, Sentebale. “It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always got it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”

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Prince Harry was miserable as a senior royal for a long time

Living life in the spotlight certainly isn’t everything that it’s cracked up to be. In fact, Finding Freedom is set to reveal that the prince was troubled for some time.

“The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time,” the source told The Sun. “He wanted to move in the direction that they did and had been considering it for more than a year. Meghan supported Harry’s decision. But there was more than one occasion where she asked him if he was certain it was what he wanted. And she always made it clear she would support him in whatever he did.”