Prince Harry has been ‘selfish’ and ‘very immature’ in discussing his feelings about other people’s reactions to his mother’s funeral, his biographer has claimed.
Royal expert Angela Levin, author of Harry: Biography of a Prince, discussed Prince Harry’s recent revelation that he didn’t understand the public outpouring of emotion following his late mother Princess Diana‘s death because he didn’t want to share his grief with the world.
Speaking on The Me You Can’t See, his new mental health series with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex added that he’s ‘haunted’ by the sound of horses hooves clacking down The Mall at the Princess of Wales’ funeral, and that he was ‘outside of his body’ while following his mother’s coffin down the road.
Angela Levin has since appeared on The Royal Beat, available on Royalty TV, and 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.’
Prince Harry has been ‘selfish’ and ‘very immature’ in discussing his feelings about other people’s reactions to his mother’s funeral, his biographer Angela Levin has claimed. Pictured, the Duke speaking on The Me You Can’t See, his new mental health series with Oprah Winfrey
Harry (second right) is surrounded by family at his mother’s 1997 funeral. Pictured (from left): Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry, Prince Charles
Royal expert Angela Levin (pictured), author of Harry: Biography of a Prince, discussed Prince Harry’s recent revelation that he didn’t understand the public outpouring of emotion following his late mother Princess Diana ‘s death because he didn’t want to share his grief with the world
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 he should be able to cope with it.’
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 he doesn’t really care what anybody else thinks – he knows that his family can’t answer.’
During his mental health series for apple TV, the Duke of Sussex recalled: ‘When my mum was taken away from me at the age of 12, just before my 13th birthday, 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 pavement.
‘Along The Mall, the Red Brick Road. By this point I was, both of us were in shock. It was like I was outside of my body and just walking along doing what was expected of me.
Leading royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah said that Prince Charles has decided on a policy of ‘dignified silence’ in public, despite having come under ‘quite heavy fire’ from his son
‘Showing one tenth of the emotion that everybody else was showing. I thought, “This is my mum. You never even met her”.’
However, leading royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah says that Prince Charles has decided on a policy of ‘dignified silence’ in public, despite having come under ‘quite heavy fire’ from his son.
‘The Prince of Wales has really come under quite heavy fire, in terms of Harry’s account of his parenting, but he has maintained a dignified silence… that’s his ploy,’ the Senior Royal correspondent adds.
‘I think that must be hard because I should think there is a lot he wants to say. If Harry feels he has really benefited from the counselling and therapy that he has had and it is opening up emotions and helping him in his new life across the pond – good luck to him.’
‘But one wonders if in order to do that do you have to publicly speak about your family in such a negative light.’
Kate Middleton told friends that it ‘wasn’t too late’ to ‘pull Harry and Meghan back into the fold’ before their Oprah interviewed aired, a royal expert has claimed. Harry and Meghan are pictured during the interview
The comments come after royal expert Camilla Tominey claimed Kate Middleton told friends that it ‘wasn’t too late’ to ‘pull Harry and Meghan back into the fold’ before their Oprah interviewed aired.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, is said to have ‘taken the same approach as The Queen’ before the interview in hoping that the ‘much loved members of The Firm’ would return.
Writing for Stella magazine, Camilla Tominey said: ‘I have been reliably informed she was even telling her friends before the Oprah interview that she did not think it was too late to “pull them back in”.’
The commentator added that an insider told her ‘Kate’s natural instinct is to try to smooth things over’.
In response, Angela Levin took to Twitter and claimed how she doesn’t think the Queen will slam the door on Prince Harry because she fears the ‘devastating consequences’ for his mental health.
She penned: ‘My view is that Harry’s family in London are very worried about his mental health and think slamming the royal door in his face could have devastating consequences.’