Prince Harry has expressed concern for other “spares” in the family, although his brother has made it clear that his children are not Harry’s responsibility.
The Duke of Sussex insisted in an interview with The Telegraph that he still feels responsible “to know that out of those three children at least one is going to end up like this [him]the spare part’.
“And that hurts, that worries me,” he added, accepting that a reconciliation with William was unlikely at the moment.
William’s firstborn Prince George of Wales is second in line to the throne, his younger siblings Princess Charlotte of Wales is third and Prince Louis of Wales is fourth.
Prince Harry has expressed concern for other “spares” in the family, although his brother has made it clear that his children are not Harry’s responsibility
The Duke also spoke of his own children, saying he would not allow Archie, his eldest son, to go through the same “traumatic” experience as he and his brother.
In the book Spare, Harry described putting his head in a deer carcass when he was 15 as an aristocratic rite of passage in Balmoral.
“It’s interesting because so many of those moments made me the man I am today. Would I encourage Archie to stick his head in a cadaver? Probably not,’ he said.
After ingesting ayahuasca, a South American psychoactive brew used in shamanic medicine, Harry says the experience created “another rift” between him and William.
The prince acknowledged that the relationship with the brothers “couldn’t be worse” if they went through the psychedelic experience together.
“All of a sudden I realized – wow! – It’s not about crying. she [Diana] want me to be happy.
“So that weight off my chest wasn’t a need to cry, it was acceptance and a realization that she’s gone, but that she wants me to be happy and that she’s very present in my life.
William’s firstborn Prince George of Wales is second in line to the throne, his younger siblings Princess Charlotte of Wales is third and Prince Louis of Wales is fourth
“And now, as two brothers, if one of you goes through that experience and the other doesn’t, then of course there’s another rift between you. Which is really sad,” said Harry.
His memoir, which has been criticized by critics as a means of victimization, was an attempt to save the monarchy “from itself,” Harry said.
“How dare you, as an individual, speak up about this because it makes us all really uncomfortable? All right, maybe you don’t like me right now, but maybe in five or 10 years you’ll thank me,” he said.
The prince said that he had no intention of destroying the monarchy, but to save it from itself, and that his “life’s work” was to right the wrongs that drove him away.
“It’s not about overthrowing the monarchy, it’s about saving it from itself.
“And I know that many people will crucify me for saying that,” he said.
He added: “It took my mum, it took Caroline Flack who was my girlfriend and it almost took my wife.
“And if that’s not reason enough to take the pain and turn it into meaning, I don’t know what is.”
Harry also suggested reform was needed in the royal family by not using “privilege to get away with more things,” an institution that taught him to “lead by example.”
“If just 10 percent of the scrutiny that was imposed on me and M was imposed on this institution, we wouldn’t be in this mess now,” he said in a condemnatory remark.
“It’s so dirty. It is so dark. And it will go on and it will go on and I’m looking forward to the day when we’re no longer a part of it, but I’m worried about who’s next,” he added.
In the Telegraph interview, Harry said that as he got older, he processed his “traumatic” experiences by “getting off the hook slightly” by drinking and using drugs before confronting “the very thing”. [he] had fled from it all these years or was afraid of it.’
“I’ve realized that you don’t make friends, especially family, because everyone has learned to accept that trauma [as] part of life,” he said.
“A lot of people go through a lot of shit… when it comes to me and William, what’s fascinating is that we both went through a similar traumatic experience,” he added.
Crucially, Harry admitted that William first suggested that he seek therapy, but that he only really got into it when he started dating Meghan, describing it as “removing all the Instagram filters, all the filters of life.” .
“But as much as William was the first person to even suggest therapy, I just wish he was able to feel the same benefits of it, rather than believing what he doesn’t have to,” Harry said.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11633493/Prince-William-clear-children-not-Harrys-responsibility.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Prince William has made it very clear that his children are not Harry’s responsibility