PRINCE Harry has turned his mum’s death into a ‘mini industry’ with ‘whinging and moaning’, claims a royal expert.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, stepped down as a senior royal in March 2020 and has recently opened up a number of times about the impact Princess Diana’s death has had on him.
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Royal author Phil Dampier, who wrote Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in Their Own Words, told Fabulous that William and Harry have dealt with Diana’s death differently.
He said: “With Harry, while one has to be sympathetic to his mental health problems and the fact he probably bottled a lot of his feelings and emotions for years.
“The fact Harry can’t seem to stop going about it now and has really turned it into a mini industry is something that will grate with William, and I’m sure he’d like him to stop doing it.
“William has coped with it in a completely different way, it was his mother too and he had to cope with the loss, and he isn’t whinging and moaning about it.
“In fact he made a point of saying once he didn’t want her death to ruin his life and to colour everything he did so he’s taken a completely different attitude.”
In his recent mental health series with Oprah Winfrey, Harry underwent trauma therapy to mourn the loss of his mother.
Harry spoke in-depth about how not being able to properly mourn his mother Princess Diana after she died in a car crash in 1997 led to his own mental health struggles.
He also spoke about having to grieve the loss of a parent in front of the world.
Harry said: “I think we have a lot of shared experience … when you see so many people around the world grieving for someone they feel as though they knew them better than you did because you’re unable to grieve yourself.”
The Duke of Sussex also said he wanted to quit Royal Family in his 20s saying ‘look what it did to my mum’, in a bombshell podcast with actor Dax Shepard.
When asked about his trips as a royal around the Commonwealth, Harry told the Armchair Expert podcast: “It’s the job right? Grin and bear it, get on with it.
“In my early 20s, it was a case of, I don’t want this job. I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this, look what it did to my mum.
“How am I ever going to settle down, have a wife and a family when I know, that it’s going to happen again?
“Because I know, I’ve seen behind the curtain. I’ve seen the business model, I know how the operation runs and how it works, and I don’t want to be a part of this.”
Next month, William and Harry are set to unveil a statue in tribute to their late mum, which will be erected in Kensington Palace.
Phil added: “I think you’d hope the statue and the memories of their mother would bring them together.”
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In his Oprah Winfrey series, Harry accused the royals of showing “total neglect” for his mental health woes.
And he claimed Charles caused him to “suffer” and didn’t “make it right” for him after his mother’s death in 1997.