Prince Harry feels ‘awkward’ after Oprah Winfrey interview and now ‘facing consequences’

Prince Harry and William have 'long way to go' says expert

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with the US chat show legend last month and discussed their decision to step back as senior members of the Royal Family. Prince Harry told Oprah “it has been an unbelievably tough” experience for himself and Meghan.

The Sussexes raised a number of concerns about their time as royals including issues of racism and mental health.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said in response to allegations made in the interview that “recollections may vary” but the issues will be addressed privately.

Duncan Larcombe, author of ‘Prince Harry: The Inside Story’, claimed that Harry is probably feeling “regretful and embarrassed” for attacking his family in the interview.

The royal expert told Closer magazine: “Harry was clearly hurt and angry about Meghan’s experience with the royals — and used the interview to get it out.

“But after returning home, I’ve no doubt he’s been feeling embarrassed, regretful and awkward.

“He’s now facing the consequences. I believe he’ll regret that interview — and maybe his decision to leave the royal family.”

Harry returned to the UK earlier this month for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral.

The Duke has since returned to the US where he lives with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle and their baby son Archie.

Mr Larcombe claimed it was obvious Harry was “feeling numb” when he headed back to America.

He added: “You could see in his face at the funeral that he was torn.”

The royal expert said Harry’s return to the UK “reminded him of everything he’s sacrificed in recent years and of the recent damage done”.

During the Oprah interview, Harry said his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles were “trapped” within the “system” of the Firm.

Harry and William’s relationship has reportedly become distant in recent years.

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The Duke of Sussex told Oprah: “The relationship is space at the moment.

“And, you know, time heals all things, hopefully.”

Harry, William and his wife Kate Middleton were filmed chatting and walking together as they left the funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on April 17.

Mr Larcombe claimed that Harry is in a “lose-lose situation”.

He said: “I can’t see how Harry can live this new life and keep things harmonious with his family.”

The royal expert added: “He’s in for a very difficult ride. There could be tough times ahead.”

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