Prince Harry' Almost Alone' Despite Meghan Markle's Presence In His Life?
Historian and author Tessa Dunlop weighed in on what Prince Harry is going through after seeing footage of his interviews with 60 Minutes and U.K.'s ITV with Tom Bradby. For her, the Duke of Sussex is seemingly isolated because his wife cannot relate to what he is going through, much more help him.
"Without the protection of monarchy and without the protection of his family around him, I kind of feel that he's almost alone. It's something that Meghan can't share with him really," she said on GB News.
"She very briefly flirted with the house of Windsor and kind of pretended to be a princess for a little bit. But Harry grew up with this. This is his roots, his DNA, it’s really painful stuff. Which is why it is both compelling and appalling to watch."
Meghan Markle's Husband's Approach To Possibly Reconciling With His Family Reportedly Unlikely To Work
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been speaking about their relationship with the royal family. The couple shared how the Queen canceled a tea invitation due to his busy schedule. Prince Harry also claimed that his brother screamed at him and his father said things that were not true.
According to Dunlop, Prince Harry's approach of airing his grievances in public could burn bridges instead of mending his relationship with his family despite making valid points in his criticisms against his family.
"I think that he's made some valid criticisms, but do I believe this is the road to recovery for his relationship with Charles and William? No, it's clearly not. It doesn't take a psychotherapist to work that one out," she said.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Have To Face The Paradox Of The Royal Family And Institution?
In the clips, Prince Harry mentioned wanting his family back. However, he clarified that he only wanted his family and not the institution, referring to the monarchy.
"I want a family, not an institution. ... They've shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile," he claimed in a teaser for the ITV interview, Us Weekly reported. "I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back."
Dunlop stressed that Prince Harry doesn't belong to a "normal family," noting that his family and the institution are inseparable.
"It is an institution as well as a family," she added.
"And Harry has left the institution and wants just the family. And never the twain will meet. Because of course, the remaining family members are still within the institution. So, there’s a paradox there and it’s very difficult to see how it can be unpacked."
Do you agree with Dunlop that the royal family is an institution and a family? Should Prince Harry accept that?
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