Prince Harry and his family relocated to California to break a family cycle of “pain and suffering” after acknowledging that his father Prince Charles “treated him the way his father treated him. He said this in an interview released Thursday.
He said he did not blame it on his father, but he had to avoid the same mistake with his children.
The comment comes in the wake of Harry and Meghan’s explosive television interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they raised allegations on racism about the royal family and financial crisis.
Harry in his interview said “When it comes to parenting, if I’ve encountered some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that probably my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure that I break that cycle,”
He also added that “There’s a lot of pain and agony that gets passed on anyway and as parents, we should be doing the most we can to try and say, “I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, my child”.
Harry said that when he began to understand his father’s upbringing, he came to accept that the Prince of Wales had not had it funny, being brought up as a royal.
“So that means that he’s treated me the way he was treated. This means, ‘how can I change that for my own kids?’ And well, here I am,” the prince told Shephard.