Prince Harry mentioned he was involved about “historical past repeating itself,” evaluating the media’s remedy of his spouse, Meghan Markle, to that of his late mom, Princess Diana, throughout an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.
Harry has expressed this concern up to now, although on Sunday he mentioned that racism and social media have additionally performed a serious position in the best way Markle has been handled.
“What I used to be seeing was historical past repeating itself — extra maybe, or much more dangerously, as a result of then you definitely add race in, and social media in,” Harry advised Oprah. “And once I’m speaking about historical past repeating itself, I’m speaking about my mom.”
Within the two-hour interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex talked about feeling trapped and helpless within the “establishment” of the royal household. The couple mentioned they requested for assist, each collectively and individually, on their struggles with psychological well being and combating racist rhetoric from the media, however mentioned they didn’t obtain help.
“When you possibly can see one thing taking place in the identical sort of means [as my mother’s story], anyone would ask for assist, ask the system of which you’re part of, particularly when you recognize there’s a relationship there. They’ll share some reality or name the canines off or no matter you need to name it,” Harry mentioned. “So to obtain no assist in any respect and to be advised repeatedly, ‘That is how it’s, that is simply how it’s, we’ve all been by way of it.’”
Harry has an understandably fraught relationship with the media, given the position the paparazzi particularly performed in his mom’s loss of life. Two years in the past, deploring what he referred to as the British tabloids’ “ruthless marketing campaign” towards his spouse, he mentioned his “deepest concern is historical past repeating itself.”
“I’ve seen what occurs when somebody I really like is commoditized to the purpose that they’re now not handled or seen as an actual individual,” the prince mentioned in a 2019 assertion saying that the Duchess of Sussex was pursuing authorized motion towards Related Newspapers. “I misplaced my mom and now I watch my spouse falling sufferer to the identical highly effective forces.”
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