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Royal Experts Discuss Prince Harry's Mental Health and Both Princes' Reaction to BBC Report

Lois Oladejo
May 21, 2021
11:10 A.M.
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Prince William and Prince Harry's reaction to their mother's controversial BBC interview has stirred up the media's interest. On Friday, a group of royal editors sat down to share their thoughts on the situation.


Prince William and Prince Harry's reaction to the BBC Panorama scandal involving the late Princess Diana was a topic of interest on Friday's episode of "Good Morning Britain."

Royal Editor Chris Ship, a guest on the show, examined Prince William's reaction to the interview while speaking to co-hosts Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins.

Princess Diana at a welcome ceremony on 31st March 1983 | Photo: Getty Images


Ship noted that he was shocked to hear William say the controversial 1995 interview made his parents' already tumultuous relationship even worse.

Katie Nicholl, the royal editor for Vanity Fair, referenced Harry's statement where he described the panorama as exploitation and a fraction of the unethical practices Diana was subjected to in her lifetime.


Away from the BBC scandal, the hosts also touched on the subject of Prince Harry's mental health and his recently released "The Me You Can't See" trailer that showed him in therapy.

Charles' painful and highly scrutinized childhood should have been enough reason for him to protect his kids.


Royal biographer Angela Levin noted that Prince Harry seems to be stuck in a spiral of mental health issues stemming from losing his mom at a young age and his strained relationship with the royal family.

Levin further added that she found it a bit cringe-worthy for Harry to have filmed his therapy sessions. In her words, it is both a mixture of embarrassing and phony.


The highly watched trailer video also sees Harry open up about how the royal family turned down his requests for mental health help.

He explained having optimism in the royal family's willingness to help but added that all of the warnings and requests he brought forward were met with total silence and neglect.

Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry during the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

In the video, Harry recalled his father, Prince Charles, telling him and William that he also had it rough while growing up as the heir apparent to the British throne.

However, for Harry, Charles' painful and highly scrutinized childhood should have been enough reason for him to protect his kids from reliving the same difficult experience.