Queen ‘deeply upset’ by Prince Harry as Duke exposes royal rifts in TV chats

Queen ‘has been through a lot’ since funeral says expert

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Prince Harry has reportedly “deeply upset” the Queen with his personal criticisms of the Royal Family in his new documentary with Oprah Winfrey. Chris Ship, ITV’s Royal Editor said that the Queen has been “through a lot” since the death of her husband Prince Philip and has now been left upset by Harry’s exposure of a “family rift”.

In his docuseries ‘The Me You Can’t See’ which was released by Apple TV+ last Friday, Prince Harry openly discusses his mental health and the impact of childhood trauma.

Speaking to the Australian morning programme Sunrise, Chris Ship said: “Harry has let the cameras in to see him having mental health therapy which in itself is quite remarkable, but also yet again he’s criticised his father for not supporting him when he was younger against all the press intrusion that was coming his way.”

He added, “We often talk about the brotherly rift between Harry and William – yet again, Harry has exposed a rift between him and his father Prince Charles.”

Prince Harry said that he wanted to end the cycle of suffering, which Prince Charles used to tell him was unavoidable.

“My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I: ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s gonna be like that for you’”

Other revelations included that no one in the Royal Family spoke of his mother Diana after her death and his requests for mental health support for his wife Meghan Markle were met with “total silence or total neglect”.

Meghan Markle had previously spoken about her mental health in the couple’s interview with Oprah in March, saying that life within the Royal Family had left her feeling suicidal.

The Duke of Sussex also spoke about the impact his mother’s tragic death, saying there was “no justice” and that his anger over the situation had led him to seeking therapy during his early thirties.

This is the third occasion Harry has spoken publicly about his experiences as a senior working royal and his second collaboration with Oprah.

In March, both Harry and Meghan conducted a 2-hour interview with the TV talk-show host where they detailed their reasons for stepping back from the Royal Family.

The interview was described as a ‘bombshell’ with the couple stating that Meghan’s please for mental health support were ignored and that an unnamed member of the Royal Family had raised concerns over the colour of their unborn child’s skin.

Prince Harry also appeared on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shephard, where he likened life in the Royal Family to mix between being in The Truman Show and being in a zoo.


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The new documentary ‘The Me You Can’t See’ was announced in 2019 whilst Prince Harry was still a working member of the Royal Family. He is both a co-creator and co-executive producer for the series, which aims to discuss the stigma around mental health and promote mental wellbeing.

Other celebrity guests who appear in the docuseries include Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. Meghan Markle, who is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child, also makes a short appearance.

The couple have been criticised for attacking the Royal Family in the wake of Prince Philip’s death.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021 with the Queen at his bedside.

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