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Prince Harry’s ‘Mental Health’ Series ‘Another Blow’ For The Royal Family, Historian Says

KEY POINTS

  • Prince Harry’s mental health docuseries is important and has helped the world become a better place, according to Robert Lacey
  • But Lacey also feels that Prince Harry’s “The Me You Can’t See” docuseries is a blow for the British crown and royal family
  • Bryony Gordon supports Prince Harry and doesn’t understand the anger toward him considering the pain he experienced over the years

Prince Harry’s mental series on Apple TV+ is important, but it’s another blow for the royal family, according to royal historian Robert Lacey.

The Duke of Sussex got candid about his mental health struggles in the docuseries “The Me You Can’t See,” which he co-produced with Oprah Winfrey. In one episode, he even shared his therapy session. Lacey, author of “Battle of Brothers,” praised Prince Harry’s effort but also warned him by saying his recent move was a blow for his own family.

“The world is a better place for what Harry has done,” Lacey told People. “But this is another blow for the British crown and royal family.”

Mental health advocate Bryony Gordon added that Prince Harry is making “an important form of duty” by breaking the shame barrier around mental illness. She supports Prince Harry and does not understand the wrath directed at him after opening up about his struggles with anxiety following his mom Princess Diana’s death.

“This is a man who, at the age of 12, was sent out to walk behind his mother’s coffin and console the masses outside Kensington Palace,” she added. “I just don’t understand why we’re now angry with him that that might have affected him.”

In the docuseries, Prince Harry shared that he didn’t get the help he needed from his family. He also said that his wife, Meghan Markle, was a victim of the firm and the media’s coordinated smear campaign, which many felt was an attack on his family.

Meanwhile, many felt that Markle wasn’t good for Prince Harry. Candace Owens claimed that the Duke of Sussex is in an emotionally abusive relationship. She added that he has to be saved from Markle and should not be encouraged to speak up on national TV.

“I cannot say enough that Prince Harry is in an emotionally abusive relationship. Meghan has groomed him to believe that she is his mother reincarnate — only this time, he has a chance to save her,” Owens tweeted. “It is so disturbing to watch. Please stop putting cameras on him.”

Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, also believed his public outbursts against his family did not help. He also disapproved of Prince Harry sharing his therapy session in the docuseries. He felt that by doing so, Prince Harry was destroying himself.

“There’s no doubt it’s a great idea for Harry to have help and therapy. But therapy is supposed to be confidential – it doesn’t work on the world stage,” Burrell told Closer. “Doing what he’s doing is only going to cause him so much more pain.”

Prince Harry MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 04: Prince Harry visits the NHS Manchester Resilience Hub on September 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Photo: Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images