Prince Harry branded ‘selfish & immature’ for resenting outpouring of grief after Princess Di’s death, says biographer

PRINCE Harry is "selfish and immature" for resenting the outpouring of grief after his mother's death, his biographer has said.

The Duke of Sussex last month revealed he was "angry" at the British public for mourning Princess Diana because they "never even met her".

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Speaking in his new documentary The Me You Can't See, Harry opened up about the pain of the death of his mum, who died in a car crash in August 1997 when he was just 12.

The 36-year-old expressed his frustration that the country grieved for his mother, despite not knowing her personally at all.

He told his series co-host Oprah Winfrey: "When my mum was taken away from me at the age of 12, I didn't want the [royal] life, sharing the grief of my mother's death with the world.

"For me, the thing I remember the most was the sound of the horses' hooves going along the Mall.

"It was like I was outside of my body and just walking along doing what was expected of me.

"(I was) showing one tenth of the emotion that everybody else was showing: This was my mum – you never even met her.

"I was so angry with what happened to her and that there was no justice, at all. Nothing came from that."

But Angela Levin, author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince, said she could understand him feeling like that he was a boy, but not at his age now in 2021.

Speaking on True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat, she said: "I was very shocked when he said yet again how much he resented all the people that were surrounding him and crying [at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales], because it was his mother, and they shouldn't do that.

"It showed that he was still very immature."

She continued: "I could understand when he was 12 feeling like that, and he said the same thing to me when I interviewed him in Kensington Palace, but I think that he is now 36 and I think that be of his life, he should be able to cope with.

"Walking behind his mother was hideous for him, but to resent the people who admired Diana and loved her and thought incredibly highly of her, I think it's not up to him to say who should mourn her. 

"I think that whole feeling goes back to the Palace where he doesn't really care what anybody else thinks – he knows that his family can't answer back. He knows it very well.

"I think he should unterstand that his 95-year-old grandmother who has lost her husband of over 70 years is mourning.

"I think to put that heaviness on her when he knows very well that she adores him, and his father who has done his best, it shows he doesn't mind who he hits out at."

In the documentary, Harry also spoke about turning to drinking and drugs in his late 20s, admitting: "I would drink a week's worth in one day."

He also discussed how Meghan resisted suicidal thoughts because she knew it would be "unfair" for Harry to lose another woman in his life.

And the duke, a soon-to-be father of two, said he wishes his mum was still alive so she could meet his wife and children.

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