According to a royal expert, Prince Harry has thrown his father, the Queen, and Prince Philip under the bus by criticizing their parenting style.
The Duke, 36, slammed Charles’ parenting and said he moved to California to enable Meghan and their children “break the cycle” of pain in the royal family.
He also said that his father, 72, “suffered” as a result of the Queen and Philip’s upbringing, and that he “treated me the way he was treated.”
Harry discussed seeking counselling, mental wellbeing, and his father’s parenting in a wide-ranging interview with American actor Dax Shepard for his Armchair Expert podcast. During the 90-minute conversation, Harry continued to criticize his father and the rest of the Royal Family for how he was raised. A royal expert has slammed Harry’s remarks, accusing him of tossing Prince Charles, the Queen, and the late Prince Philip “under the bus”
On Twitter, Robert Jobson wrote: “So Prince Haz has not only thrown his dad under the bus, but the Queen and late grandpa too for their parenting style.
“Forgive me, but he’s been a dad for how long?
“Perhaps he should pen a book on how to parent properly drawing on his wealth of experience? For “charity” of course.”
The royal specialist went on to call Harry’s continuing criticism of the Royal Family “shameless behaviour”
“You’ve got to take some of it seriously because he believes it in himself, you know, mental health is a big big issue out there,” Mr Jobson told Sunrise, an Australian morning program.
“But to keep harping on about this, it’s getting embarrassing.
“To not only criticise his father’s parenting skills, but also the Queen and Prince Philip who has only just had his funeral, I think it smacks of pretty shameful behaviour.”
Harry said he and his family came to the United States to “break the cycle” of “pain” of Royal life, and he had considered leaving since his “early 20s.”
Harry said that his father Charles had “suffered” as a result of the Queen and Prince Philip’s parenting, and that he was handing down “genetic pain” in return.
“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,” Harry said.
“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?
Harry also announced that he had begun counseling and likened his old royal life to “a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo.”
“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 said.
“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?
‘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.”
The Prince said that he felt much more at ease in America.
“Living here 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,” he said.
These comments were interpreted as a dig at his father, Prince Charles, as well as the Queen and Prince Philip.
Some Twitter users expressed their displeasure with Harry’s new revelation on the social media website.
One royal fan wrote: “I am literally so sorry for The Queen and Prince Charles”
Similarly, another said: “I feel so sorry for Prince Charles.”
“After he walked Meghan down the aisle, what a slap in the face and I think they should lose their titles they are a disgrace to the Queen and the USA don’t give a damn about them.”
Another replied saying: “As a father, I really do too. Yes, fathers get it wrong, there is not a manual when you are thrust into the role. That is where extended families shine”.