Royal au­thor says Harry should stop bar­ing his soul

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY LAURA ELSTON

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.”

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