Prince Harry Accused of Chasing Fame at the Expense of Royal Family

Prince Harry Accused of Chasing Fame at the Expense of Royal Family

- Prince Harry's TV series on mental health, co-produced with Oprah Winfrey, is set to be released this month

- Given the tumultuous relationship the Duke of Sussex has had with his family, concerns have been raised over its timing

- He has been accused of looking for fame while giving negative press to his family

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made headline news back-to-back since they stepped down from royal duties in 2020.

Prince Harry Accused of Following Fame at the Expense of Family
Concerns have been raised on the timing of Prince Harry's TV series on mental health, co-produced with Oprah Winfrey. Source: Getty Images.
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Their most publicised interview was with celebrated media personality Oprah Winfrey where the couple shared their supposed disappointing times at the royal palace.

Harry, on his part, has also shown open criticism over how his father Prince Charles raised him claiming that he endured genetic pain growing up.

According to him, one of the reasons for wanting out of the royal lifestyle was to 'break the cycle' so that his children do not endure the same struggle.

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Harry is set to release a series dubbed The Me You Can’t See where he talks about mental health.

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The chronology of events and his timing have caught the attention of many, with pundits questioning whether the Duke of Sussex is pursuing fame at the expense of his family.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, editor of The Spectator Amber Athey posits that Harry chose the worst time and approach to talk about mental health.

"There's the question of this effect on the Queen (Elizabeth II) who Prince Harry apparently still loves very much must still be devastated by the loss of her husband (Prince Phillip) and Harry has chosen this time to attack him publicly," she explained.

She argues that for a man who recently mended a strained relationship with his brother Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, bringing up that topic undoes all the milestones they had achieved in the truce.

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Journalist and author Afua Adom, however, opines that Harry is opening up about mental health because it is the right thing for him to do apart from a platform for others to come out regarding the same.

She underpins that his approach to things is meant to help him break the generational way of parenting that has been part of his family for decades.

"Prince Harry can walk into a room and say 'Hello' and 50 percent of that room will find a problem with it. It's because he chose to do his own thing and go his own way and people just cannot stand it," said Adom.

The analysts however agree that Harry seems comfortable doing everything for the sake of his wife and son Archie regardless of how negatively it portrays the royal family.

That also brings to the fore the question of how individuals should draw the line between carrying on family values and breaking off some of the generational vices that are likely to recur.

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