Prince Harry is doing everything he can to protect Meghan Markle from his worst fears and this definitely affects his mental health. After the devastating loss of his mother, Princess Diana, Harry is determined not to repeat history.
Prince Harry feels the loss of his mother every day
In an interview for the documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, Prince Harry discussed how he never really made peace with the death of his mother, calling it a “wound that is partying.”
ITV news on Ten Anchor Tom Bradby asked: “Are you already feeling certain or is it still a sort of wound that is partying?” And Prince Harry said it’s the last one.
He shared: “I probably think a wound is celebrating. I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every time I see a camera, every time I hear a click, every time I see a flash, it immediately takes me back, so in in that respect it is the worst memory of her life as opposed to the best. “
He added: “Now being here 22 years later and trying to finish what she started will be incredibly emotional. But everything I do reminds me of her. But as I said – with the role, the work and the kind of pressure that comes with it – I am reminded of the bad things. “
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Prince Harry’s biggest fear for Meghan Markle
Given the devastating experience of losing his mother and the way the gossip magazines continue to investigate his wife, Prince Harry understandably fears that Meghan Markle has the same experience.
He told Bradby to continue his fight against the media and commented: “My mother clearly taught me a number of values that I always try to maintain, despite the role and the job … I think I will always be my family and now I have to protect a family. “
Prince Harry added: “Everything she has experienced and what has happened to her is incredibly raw every day, and I am not a paranoid. That’s just me that doesn’t want a repeat of the past. “
“If someone else knew what I knew, whether it was a father or a husband, albeit someone,” he added, “you would probably do exactly what I do.”
The Sussexes are “buckling” under the pressure
While writing about his experience interviewing the Sussexes for the documentary, Bradby in The Sunday Times said that the couple “clearly feel under the most extreme pressure and sometimes seem to nod.”
“No genius is needed to work out basic psychology. Harry still believes that the press, or at least the game she was working on, killed his mother, “he continued.
Bradby noted that Prince Harry now, in the most profound and atavistic way, fears that history can repeat itself with his wife. As he says: “I will always protect my family, and now I have to protect a family. “”