Prince Harry voiced concerns about the future of the other ‘spares’ in the royal family to his brother – who ‘made it very clear that the children are not his responsibility’.
The Duke of Sussex spoke candidly about his worries for Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in an interview with The Telegraph, noting that he hopes his efforts to highlight his own pain will pay dividends for the next generation.
‘Though William and I have talked about it once or twice, and he has made it very clear to me that his kids are not my responsibility, I still feel a responsibility,’ he said.
‘Out of those three children, at least one will end up like me, the spare. And that hurts, that worries me.’
Prince Harry voiced concerns about the future of the other ‘spares’ in the royal family to his brother – who ‘made it very clear that the children are not his responsibility’
The Duke of Sussex spoke candidly about his worries for Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in an interview with The Telegraph , noting that he hopes his efforts to highlight his own pain will pay dividends for the next generation
William’s first-born Prince George is second in line to the throne behind his father, while younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are third and fourth.
The Duke also spoke of his own children, saying that he would not allow Archie, his eldest son, to go through the same ‘traumatic’ experience as him and his brother.
In fact, he hopes to be a cycle breaker. While he admits his family likely aren’t too pleased with him right now in the wake of his bombshell memoir and television rounds, he hopes that one day they’ll see the benefit of his decision to speak out.
Harry has revealed a range of private matters in the past few weeks – from his own experience with illicit substances, to his uphill mental health battle after his mother’s death and his two tours of Afghanistan.
He detailed plans to derail the relationship between the Royal family and the press, expressing his belief that in doing so he can protect future divisions in the family.
Even with everything he’s been willing to discuss – the good, the bad and the ugly – there are matters that he chose to leave out of the memoir.
So much was left on the cutting room floor, Harry says an entire second memoir could be filled, which might come in handy given the reported £16 million, four-book deal he and Meghan signed with Penguin Random House.
News that there is enough content for a second book will undoubtedly set off alarm bells in the royal fold after the recent onslaught of mudslinging.
Harry knew that including any details about intimate moments with his family would attract backlash, but ultimately decided he couldn’t truthfully tell his story without them.
William’s first-born Prince George is second in line to the throne behind his father, while younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are third and fourth
But he said: ‘There are some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother, and to some extent between me and my father, that I just don’t want the world to know. Because I don’t think they would ever forgive me.’
After the dust has settled, he expressed a hope that he and Meghan can reconnect with his family – even if they don’t particularly like his decision to share ‘his truth’.
In his memoir Spare and several interviews to promote it, Harry has levelled wide ranging and damaging accusations against his closest relatives.
It is a week since Harry’s ghostwritten biography made world headlines, and this was the sixth interview he has granted to push sales of the book, which publisher Penguin Random House says is already a record breaker.
Harry has spoken openly that he used ayahuasca, a psychedelic, with a professional while seeking therapy for his mental health issues.
While William was the first person to encourage Harry to try therapy, he says after he sought out the alternative treatment he realised there was only a greater divide with his brother on the other side of it.
He hopes one day the heir will also embrace therapy after the traumatic experiences they shared in childhood.
Ayahuasca – a plant-based South American drug that’s usually brewed into a tea – is made from the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub along with the stalks of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine.
William’s first-born Prince George of Wales is second in line to the throne, with his younger siblings Princess Charlotte of Wales thirds, and Prince Louis of Wales fourth
‘The main ingredients of ayahuasca – Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis -both have hallucinogenic properties,’ Healthline says.
‘When combined, these two plants form a powerful psychedelic brew that affects the central nervous system, leading to an altered state of consciousness that can include hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, and euphoria.’
In Spare, Harry revealed William believes all his therapy has made him delusional and questioned whether he was being ‘brainwashed’ by the therapist he was seeing.
Elsewhere in his interview with The Telegraph, Harry expanded on his motive for speaking out.
He said: ‘This is not about trying to collapse the monarchy, this is about trying to save them from themselves. And I know that I will get crucified by numerous people for saying that.’
Harry also suggested that reform was needed in the Royal family.
‘If only 10 per cent of the scrutiny that was put on me and M was put on this institution, we wouldn’t be in this mess right now,’ he said in a condemning remark.
‘It’s so dirty. It’s so dark. And it will continue and it will carry on and I look forward to the day when we are no longer part of it, but I worry about who’s next,’ he added.