In an interview earlier this week, the Duke of Sussex gave insight into his relationship with his father and how he wants to raise his own children. Speaking on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Harry described how Charles “treated me the way he was treated”.
He added: “There is no blame. I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.
“But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
“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’.”
According to the Daily Mail’s Royal Editor, Rebecca English, Charles was asked by a BBC reporter on Friday about his son’s comments.
In a tweet, she said: “Prince Charles was asked by a BBC reporter today about his relationship with Prince Harry following his son’s latest broadside.
“He didn’t answer and got on with the job in hand – a visit to BCB International, which makes protective, medical and defence equipment, in Cardiff.”
According to 9honey, the reporter yelled at Charles outside the venue: “Sir, do you agree with Prince Harry about the suffering and pain in the family?”
The Prince of Wales ignored the question and continued with his visit.
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During his podcast interview this week, Harry described his life as “a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo”.
Since stepping back from their royal duties, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle relocated to the US last year with their son Archie.
The couple are now expecting a daughter this year and Harry explained how he made the decision to move across the Atlantic for his family and mental health.
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.”