Prince Harry calls out Prince Charles' parenting skills in new podcast

royals 14/05/2021

Prince Harry has opened up in a new podcast episode. And it wasn't just his new slight American twang that has left royal fans a little stunned.

Appearing on Dax Shepard's Podcast 'Armchair Expert', Prince Harry launched into comments that blasted the way his father raised him and why he moved to the US to "break the cycle".

"I don't think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I'm going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on, basically."

"It's a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say 'you know what, that happened to me, I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to you'."

He added: "I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go 'OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he's treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids'."

And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn't the plan but sometimes you've got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first.

The Duke called royal life 'a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo' and said he quit last year to put his family and mental health 'first'. He also put 'wild partying' in his youth down to 'childhood trauma', having previously admitted experimenting with cannabis and drinking to excess, and joked about the time he played naked billiards at a party in Las Vegas. 

He added: "So living here (in Los Angeles) now I can actually lift my head and I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so have [Meghan's], you can walk around feeling a little bit more free, I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that."

Listen to the podcast below.