Prince Harry is ‘naïve and delusional’ to suppose Oprah tell-all would spark reconciliation, royal writer claims

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2021-05-22 01:07:11

EXCLUSIVE: Prince Harry hoped that his March sit-down with Oprah Winfrey would spark a reconciliation along with his household – however one royal skilled doesn’t suppose it’s attainable.

“It appears naïve and delusional of Prince Harry to have thought that his Oprah interview would have led to reconciliation,” Anna Pasternak informed Fox Information. “Attacking his circle of relatives and criticizing the monarchy was hardly going to facilitate rapprochement. Harry is fast to reward others who ‘personal’ their errors but he and Meghan took completely no accountability for his or her half within the breakdown in familial relationships.”

Most not too long ago, the writer has written concerning the different American divorcee who married a royal for a e book titled “The Actual Wallis Simpson.” The British author tracked down Simpson’s final remaining circle of intimate associates who needed to set the file straight about her controversial life.

Whereas many have praised the Duke of Sussex for shedding gentle on royal life, Pasternak mentioned it appears unlikely that his household would wish to handle their variations after the tell-all. These conversations, she mentioned, ought to have been saved in personal for the households to handle.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with Oprah Winfrey in March for a tell-all interview.
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“For any significant reconciliation, which appears extremely unlikely when they’re utilizing Oprah and a streaming service platform to air their grievances, they might have to have the ability to see past their sufferer standing to contemplate the royal household’s standpoint,” mentioned Pasternak. “Because the queen put it so superbly, ‘recollections range’ as to the Sussex’s so-called struggles.”

Throughout the two-hour particular, Harry informed the media mogul he felt trapped by royal life and was shocked that he was minimize off financially and misplaced his safety final yr. The 36-year-old additionally mentioned he felt his household didn’t help his spouse Meghan Markle, who acknowledged her naiveté about royal life earlier than marrying Harry, as she endured tabloid assaults and false tales.

Markle, who’s biracial, described that when she was first pregnant with the couple’s son Archie, there have been “considerations and conversations about how darkish his pores and skin is likely to be when he’s born.” Whereas Harry refused to reveal the id of the one that made the remark, he later informed Winfrey it was not his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip.

At one level, the previous American actress described how her psychological well being was impacted as she tried to navigate royal life. The 39-year-old admitted she skilled suicidal ideas and had sought assist via the palace’s human assets division, however was informed there was nothing they might do.


Prince Harry admitted to Oprah Winfrey that his relationships with Prince Charles and Prince William are strained.

Prince Harry admitted to Oprah Winfrey that his relationships with Prince Charles and Prince William are strained.
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Harry additionally revealed that his relationships along with his father Prince Charles, in addition to older brother Prince William, have been strained.

“There’s a lot to work via there,” mentioned Harry about his relationship with the patriarch. “I really feel actually let down. He’s been via one thing comparable. He is aware of what ache seems like. And Archie is his grandson. I’ll at all times love him, however there may be plenty of harm that has occurred.”

The interview was seen by almost 50 million individuals globally.

In his psychological well being docuseries on AppleTV+ titled “The Me You Can’t See,” Harry informed Winfrey that talking out was “about being actual and genuine.”

“I wish to suppose that we have been capable of communicate fact in probably the most compassionate approach attainable, subsequently leaving a gap for reconciliation and therapeutic,” he mentioned, as quoted by The Telegraph on Friday.


Harry, who now lives in California along with his rising household, mentioned he has “no regrets in any respect” about exiting the U.Okay.

“Remedy has geared up me to have the ability to tackle something he mentioned,” he mentioned. “That’s why I’m right here now, that’s why my spouse is right here now. With out remedy and with out doing the work, we’d not have the ability to face up to this. I’ve by no means had any anger via this, I’ve at all times had compassion.”

The couple’s departure from royal duties started in March 2020 over what they described because the intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media in direction of the duchess. The couple now resides within the coastal metropolis of Montecito, Calif., and they’re anticipating a child lady due someday this summer time.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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