Prince Harry actually took the war with his family to another level on Thursday while on a new interview … saying that Prince Charles handed down a cycle of genetic pain and suffering to him, which he and Meghan Markle left their royal duties to break in Los Angeles.
While on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast Harry said, “He treated me the way he was treated,” while putting to rest the notion that his wife Meghan Markle was the brain behind leaving royal life by saying he debated leaving royal life since his “early 20s” because of “what it did to my mum.”
He said, “It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway. So we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say, ‘You know what? That happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.’”
The British Prince said he now wants to break the cycle within his family as he realizes that the way he was treated as a youngster was a play out of how his own dad was raised by his mother the Queen and his father late Prince Philip.
“I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go, ‘OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?’” he said.
“And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first,” he said while adding that his life as a royal is “a mixture between … The Truman Show, and being in a zoo.”
He spoke about his days of partying as a young man, adding it to childhood trauma, and admitting to having tested marijuana and excessive drinking in his 20s. Good thing is that Harry got the support of his wife to relocate, assuring him she “didn’t need to be a princess,” he said.
According to Harry, Meghan at one point encouraged him to seek therapy when he felt in a cage while fulfilling royal duties, which led to him being angry about things that were out of his control.
“It’s the job, right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early 20s and I was thinking, ‘I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this. Look what it did to my mum; how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again?”
“I’ve seen behind the curtain. I’ve seen the business model and seen how this whole thing works and I don’t want to be part of this,” he continued while adding that family life has been a lot easier since moving to the U.S.
“So living here now I can actually lift my head and I feel different. My shoulders have dropped, so have hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free, I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that.”