Royal biographer says he ‘disagrees’ with William and Harry
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Harry discussed life within the Royal Family as part of ‘The Me You Can’t See’, a documentary on mental health he co-hosted with Ms Winfrey for Apple TV+. Harry revealed he turned to drink and drugs to help cope with his mother’s death and said he and Meghan’s requests for help were “met with total silence”.
He also said the Duchess of Sussex had discussed the “practicalities of how she was going to end her life”.
Ms Winfrey appeared on NBC’s Today Show to discuss the programme.
The US talk show legend was asked whether the Sussexes’ call for privacy clashes with their work.
She replied: “I ask for privacy and I’m talking all the time.
“I think being able to have a life that you are not intruded upon by photographers, or people flying overhead, or invading your life, is what every person wants and deserves. That’s what people are missing.”
However, the remark sparked a mixed reaction on social media with some Twitter users arguing privacy does mean living a quiet life.
One commented: “Privacy does mean being quiet about your personal life, actually.
“In contrast to streaming it live to mass audiences all day, every day.”
Another added: “Ummm that’s usually exactly what it means.
“If you don’t broadcast each and everything to the public at large, you pretty much have privacy.”
A third ironically posted: “Yeah! Privacy means bashing your family on tv every other day & not worrying about their mental health.
“Only care about the mental health of your wife & no one else.”
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Others did back Ms Winfrey with one stating: “Bravo Oprah! Say it louder for those deliberately not getting it.”
In March the Sussexes’ gave an incendiary interview to Ms Winfrey in which they alleged racism within the Royal Family.
Meghan claimed that before Archie was born there were “concerns and conversations” about his skin tone.
She also revealed her poor mental health and loneliness since marrying into the family.
Appearing on his Apple TV+ show Harry said his wider family failed to help.
He commented: “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.”
Harry and Meghan caused a global sensation in January 2020 by announcing their intention to step down as senior royals.
They currently live in an £11.2million Californian mansion with their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.