Prince Harry tends to forget who he is, as he was reminded by his father Prince Charles to always bear in mind who he was as he was preparing to return to the Royal Family fold, bombshell new accounts claim.
In an attempt to avoid the glaring royal spotlight, the Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle decided to step down from senior duties. Despite them claiming they want to lead a financially independent life outside the famous family, the couple continued to dominate media coverage after leaving the UK for settling in California, USA.
The controversy plagued pair hit the headlines once again after they signed a multi-million dollar deal to make documentaries for media platform Netflix. Their decision to follow in the footsteps of the former first family members and world icons Barack and Michelle Obama raised quite a few eyebrows.
Harry, who seems to be enjoying his new role away from the spotlight that came with being a member of the Royal Family, originally struggled to handle the attention he received when he was one of the most popular members of the Royal Family, new accounts show. Before returning to the Firm back in 2015, the Prince spent ten years with the British Army, serving on tours to Afghanistan and other war zones.
During his career within the British Army, Prince Harry supported comrades as they locked horns with deadly groups such as the Taliban. Published by Harper Collins, the recently released biography of Harry and Meghan’s life dubbed “Finding Freedom” suggest he wasn’t comfortable moving back to civilian life, although he made the tough decision to depart from the Armed Forces.
The book, which is written by co-authors and royal experts Carolyn Durrand and Omid Scobie, suggests that before deciding to return to the Royal Family, Prince Charles advised the now-35-year-old Prince to do some soul searching.
My father’s always trying to remind me about who I am and stuff like that,’ Harry said when he returned in 2013,” the book says.
“‘But it’s very easy to forget about who I am when I’m in the Army. Never a fan of the stuffier side of royal duties, Harry, better known as Captain Wales, was at home in the no-frills, hands-on world of a soldier.”
The authors claim months after returning to the Firm, Harry would “suffer panic attacks,” including during one royal event in which he was the main attraction. Furthermore, the book claims, “In the most proper and officious of settings, such as a reception by MapAction to mark Harry’s new patronage of the humanitarian emergency response charity, the flight-or-fight instincts of an Apache helicopter pilot kicked in.”
A source says after leaving the event held at the Royal Society in London, Harry started taking deep breaths. All the attention, the cameras, the people were getting on his nerves. “He was on the edge,” the source explained. For more updates, keep watching this space.