It has been revealed that Prince Harry misled his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to get her seal of approval for his controversial TV series with Oprah Winfrey.
Royal insiders have accused Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, of duping the Queen by promising to make a documentary that would focus on soldiers’ mental health.
According to reports published in the Daily Mail, in 2018, when love and peace reigned in the British royal family, Meghan Markle‘s husband spoke to Queen Elizabeth about the project.
He sold it as an uplifting Apple TV series that would benefit military veterans who are dealing with mental issues, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), after taking part in combat.
Queen Elizabeth happily approved Prince Harry’s series only to discover that she was lied to after The Me You Can’t See was broadcast worldwide.
Prince Harry sat down with Oprah, where he dropped a long list of personal attacks on the royal family.
The Queen now regrets giving Prince Harry her blessing, and she, along with Prince Charles, is “absolutely gobsmacked.”
Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth are shocked by Prince Harry’s decision to use the show to highlight all of his mental health problems while bashing his blood relatives.
A source familiar with the situation revealed: “No one within the Palace circles has anything but sympathy for Harry’s trauma and troubled life, but there is upset and discomfort at him sharing it on an international television show. Certainly, the intimate detail of his hardships paints a very negative picture of his family and upbringing.”
Prince Harry has spoken about the importance of supporting people who feel suicidal and telling them they are “not alone,” as he joined Oprah Winfrey for a reunion special of their new Apple TV+ show on mental health.
The five-part docuseries, The Me You Can’t See, has heard from a range of celebrities, including actress Glenn Close and Prince Harry himself.
Sitting down together to reflect on the series on Friday, Prince Harry said he had learned that it is important to tell suicidal people they are “not alone.”
He said that many people are afraid of having a conversation where a friend or family member tells them they want to take their own life, but that it is important to “listen” and “be part of that conversation.”
Oprah and Harry agreed that this was “without doubt the best first step” to take when faced with that situation.
The Duke of Sussex said he feels better equipped to respond to someone who is suicidal since his own wife, Meghan Markle, felt this way in 2019 while pregnant with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Speaking on a previous episode last week, he said Meghan told him she wanted to kill herself the day they attended a charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Prince Harry said he felt “somewhat ashamed” of the way he dealt with the situation and did not know how to react.
Due to their official engagement, they had “a quick cuddle” before they needed to get changed and head to the Royal Albert Hall.
On the reunion episode on Friday, Prince Harry also revealed he had been planning the series with Oprah for two years, indicating that the planning started even before he and Meghan stepped down from their roles as senior working members of the royal family in January 2020.