Royal author says Harry should stop baring his soul
The Duchess and Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex should “stop whingeing”, keep his head down and avoid baring his soul in public in future, a royal author has warned.
Harry and the Duchess of Sussex opened up candidly about their struggles in the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.z
Meghan spoke of the pressures of royal life, saying: “It’s not enough to just survive something, that’s not the point of life. You have got to thrive.”
The duke, questioned about an alleged rift with the Duke of Cambridge, said he and his brother are now “on different paths” and have “good days” and “bad days” in their relationship.
He also told of the pressure he felt trying to protect his family from unwanted media attention.
But royal commentator Penny Junor called the television appearance a “huge mistake”, and urged the duke to change his approach.
“My advice would be to keep his head down, and I’m afraid to say, stop whingeing,” the writer said.
“It’s beginning to sound like a bit of a whinge.
“That’s not the Harry that we know and love.
“Yes, Harry’s been through a lot, but there’s a lot of other people who have been through a hell of a lot as well, and a lot of people who don’t have the privileges that he has.
“He’s got to get a grip on himself.
“He’s got to stop feeling sorry for himself and look at the positives – shut out the criticism, just ignore it as his father has done, and get on with the work, get on with the job.”