Prince Harry has been making the rounds doing interviews and taking part in live therapy sessions where he lashes out against the royal family.
According to insiders, Queen Elizabeth II might be most hurt by the personal attacks and Prince Harry’s suggestion that she failed Prince Charles as a mother.
The Duke of Sussex has made many wild accusations against his blood family, claiming that they have caused him unmeasurable pain and suffering.
Meghan Markle‘s husband called out his father, Prince Charles, for failing him as a parent. The Duke of Sussex said he fled London and moved his family to the US to escape his “genetic pain.”
While on a podcast with Dax Shepard and in the docuseries The Me You Can’t See, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, linked his struggles to his grandparents — Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The royal dropped this bombshell: “My father used to say to me when I was younger, and he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s gonna be like that for you. That doesn’t make sense! Just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever … negative experiences that you had, that you can make it right for your kids.”
The truth bombs that Prince Harry has been dropping have caused Queen Elizabeth a great deal of pain.
According to royal sources, Her Majesty took the criticism about Prince Charles’s parenting skills personally.
A source told The Mail on Sunday: “Harry’s grandmother has taken this very personally and is deeply upset by what Harry has said, in particular, his comments about Charles’s parenting and suggesting his father knows no better because of how he was brought up. It has been a very upsetting time.”
Prince Harry’s very public venting came at the worst time possible, for it has been revealed that the Queen is likely to be “more alone” than ever, according to a royal biographer who has claimed all the people she has ever fully trusted have now passed away.
Last month, the Queen’s husband — and longest-serving British consort — Prince Philip died at the age of 99 after being discharged from the hospital where he had received treatment for his heart.
After more than 73 years of marriage, the Queen was left without her husband and confidant — a man whom royal author Matthew Dennison claims was among just three people trusted entirely by the Monarch.
Dennison, who published a biography this year titled The Queen, said that Queen Elizabeth II had “probably been closer” to her mother, her sister, Princess Margaret, and her husband, Prince Philip, than she had been to anyone else, including her children.
He speculated that the Queen has probably not fully trusted anyone else besides these three people during her “long life” of 95 years so far.
He revealed: “In her long role as Monarch, the Queen has probably trusted fully just three people: her mother, her sister, and her husband, a trio to whom she was closer than any of her children or friends. After the deaths of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in 2002, Philip was the sole remaining member of that group. With his loss, the Monarch is arguably more alone than at any time in her long life.”
In 2002, the deaths of the Queen Mother at the age of 101, and Princess Margaret, age 71, changed life dramatically for the Queen, who was left with just one remaining member of this group — her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Margaret died after suffering a stroke, while the Queen Mother had suffered a cough and chest infection but died peacefully in her sleep.
Dennison suggests that the personal strength and resilience built by the Queen over the decades — and her full understanding of the “isolation of life as a monarch” — have helped her become better prepared for the moment she finally had to say goodbye to Prince Philip.
The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, had previously referred to her grandparents as being a “rock” to each other and labeled them the “most incredibly supportive couple.”
For observers, Prince Harry is on an emotional journey, and no one knows when he will stop discussing the royal family.