The Duke of Sussex accused the royal family of “total neglect” in a documentary series on mental health with Oprah Winfrey.
During the first three episodes of Apple TV’s The Me You Can’t See, Harry spoke about painful memories from his childhood, including the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and his social media harassment of him and his wife Megan.
“Every person who asks, asks, and warns, whatever it is, to stop, has just been met with complete silence or utter negligence,” said Winfrey, referring to his attempts to obtain help from his family in the attacks on Sussex on the Internet.
“We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything in our power to stay there and keep doing the role and doing the job.”
He also told Duke Winfrey that his family had not spoken about Diana’s death and expected him to only deal with the resulting press attention and mental turmoil.
Harry said, “My dad used to say to me when I was younger, and William used to say to me, ‘Well, it was like this for me, so it will be like that for you.”
“This is illogical. Just because you have suffered does not mean that your children have to suffer, but quite the opposite – if you suffer, do everything in your power to make sure that whatever negative experiences you have had, you can make them appropriate for your children,” he said.
The 36-year-old said his family asked him to “play the game” and life would improve.
But he protested, telling Winfrey: “I have a lot of my mother in Hell.
“The only way to free yourself and rush is to tell the truth.”