‘Smug’ Prince Harry is ‘out for vengeance’ after the ‘spiteful’ attack in his recent interviews, a royal expert has claimed.
Royal editor Camilla Tominey has criticised the Duke of Sussex’s ‘smug, self-pitying and at times, spiteful rhetoric’ – adding that his recent comments suggest he’s not learned anything from Diana’s ‘disastrous decision to pour her heart out to deceitful Martin Bashir’ in her 1995 Panorama interview.
Speaking to The Telegraph, she said: ‘By continuing to stoke the flames of publicity with his smug, self-pitying and at times, spiteful rhetoric, Harry shows he has actually learned nothing from his mother’s experience.’
‘For in trying to emulate her doe-eyed confessionals to speak his “truth”, he is repeating her mistake of squandering popularity for the sake of evening the score.’
Royal editor Camilla Tominey has slammed Prince Harry’s recent interviews and criticised his ‘smug, self-pitying and at times, spiteful rhetoric.’ Pictured, during his new five-part AppleTV+ docuseries The Me You Can’t See
The royal editor went on to say how Prince Harry’s recent comments show he has not learned from Diana’s ‘disastrous decision to pour her heart out to deceitful Martin Bashir’ in her 1995 Panorama interview (pictured)
The comments come days after Prince Harry dropped another nuclear ‘truth bomb’ on the Royal Family accusing them of ‘total silence’ and ‘neglect’ when Meghan was suicidal during his new five-part AppleTV+ docuseries The Me You Can’t See.
He claimed his father Prince Charles made him ‘suffer’ as a child and insisted he would not be ‘bullied into silence’ when he alleged ‘The Firm’ ‘trapped’, smeared and dumped them.
The royal editor went on to say that the Duke of Cambridge is winning the silent battle of the royal brothers.
She noted that while it was clear Prince Harry wanted to do good by raising awareness of mental health, just like his late mother Diana, he was airing ‘dirty linen’ on TV and was ‘out for vengeance.’
The royal editor went on to say that the Duke of Cambridge is winning the silent battle of the royal brothers. Pictured, the bombshell Meghan and Harry Oprah Winfrey interview in March
Key revelations from Prince Harry’s bombshell interview
On the Sussexes’ cries for help to the Royal Family
‘I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence, total neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling.’
On Harry’s family ‘stopping’ them from quitting
‘That feeling of being trapped within the family, there was no option to leave. Eventually when I made that decision for my family, I was still told, “You can’t do this”, And it’s like, “Well how bad does it have to get until I am allowed to do this?”. She [Meghan] was going to end her life. It shouldn’t have to get to that.’
On Meghan’s wish to ‘end her life’
‘Meghan decided to share with me the suicidal thoughts and the practicalities of how she was going to end her life.
‘The thing that stopped her from seeing it through was how unfair it would be on me after everything that had happened to my mum and to now to be put in a position of losing another woman in my life — with a baby inside of her, our baby.
‘The scariest thing for her was her clarity of thought. She hadn’t “lost it.” She wasn’t crazy. She wasn’t self-medicating, be it through pills or through alcohol. She was absolutely sober. She was completely sane’.
On Prince Charles’ parenting
‘My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you’,’ Prince Harry says in the new documentary.
‘That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered 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 you had, that you can make it right for your kids’.
On ‘smears’ from ‘The Firm’
‘Before the Oprah interview had aired, because of the combined efforts of The Firm and the media to smear her, I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying into her pillow because she doesn’t want to wake me up because I’m already carrying too much. That’s heartbreaking.’
And trying to repair the relationship
‘I like to think that we were able to speak truths in the most compassionate way possible, therefore leaving an opening for reconciliation and healing’
On Meghan helping Harry into therapy
‘I saw GPs. I saw doctors. I saw therapists. I saw alternative therapists. I saw all sorts of people, but it was meeting and being with Meghan I knew that if I didn’t do the therapy and fix myself that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with.
‘When she said, “I think you need to see someone,” it was in reaction to an argument that we had. And in that argument not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry.’
Using booze and drugs to cope with his mother’s death
‘I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling.’
The royal said he would drink a week’s worth of alcohol on a Friday or Saturday night ‘not because I was enjoying it but because I was trying to mask something’.
In contrast, she says his brother Prince William has inherited his mum’s more favourable traits of serving others rather than himself.
Camilla also goes on to highlight how the nation has continued to support The Firm as the Duke of Sussex has thrown ‘grenades’ at them.
Speaking of Prince Harry and Meghan, the royal expert added: ‘Their bid to seek “financial independence” in California has cast them completely in the shade in the minds of the majority of Brits, many of whom would prefer it if they disappeared from view altogether.
‘The more they have accused the “racist” royal family of “total neglect”, the more they have succeeded in encouraging the British public to throw their support behind the institution.’
In recent candid interviews, the Duke of Sussex said he and his wife felt abandoned by his relatives and this was one of their ‘biggest reasons’ for leaving for California last year.
He told Oprah: ‘Certainly now I will never be bullied into silence’, adding: ‘I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence, total neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling.’
He added: ‘That feeling of being trapped within the family, there was no option to leave. Eventually when I made that decision for my family, I was still told, “You can’t do this”, And it’s like, “Well how bad does it have to get until I am allowed to do this?”. She [Meghan] was going to end her life. It shouldn’t have to get to that.’
Royal biographer Phil Dampier said Harry’s trip to unveil a statue of Princess Diana with his brother William on July 1 will now be in ‘grave doubt’, especially after the Duke of Sussex said London is a ‘trigger’ for his anxiety.
And royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said there is now ‘clearly a huge gulf between the Royal Family and the Sussexes’, while Harry’s biographer Angela Levin called his appearance ‘phoney and embarrassing’.
Harry said that Meghan described how she would end her life while pregnant with Archie in 2019, adding: ‘The thing that stopped her from seeing it through was how unfair it would be on me after everything that had happened to my mum and to be in a position of losing another woman in my life with a baby inside of her, our baby’.
The Duke of Sussex also accused his family of smearing them to the press before their bombshell Oprah interview in March, describing being woken in their £11million mansion by his wife ‘crying in her pillow’ to stifle the noise on the eve of its broadcast.
He said: ‘That’s heartbreaking. I held her. We talked. She cried and she cried and she cried.’
The Apple TV series was released in full online just four hours after his brother Prince William issued an extraordinary attack on the BBC for ruining Princess Diana’s life after her Panorama interview with ‘rogue reporter’ Martin Bashir in 1995.
But despite a judge-led inquiry finally confirming their mother was deceived into doing the show her friends say began a chain of events leading directly to her death in Paris less than two years later, Harry launched yet another full-frontal attack on the Royal Family, who are private exasperated and upset about his constant ‘pot shots’ from across the Atlantic but are unable to respond publicly.