In January the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world by announcing they planned to step down as senior Royal Family members. The couple are currently living in Los Angeles where they recently brought a £11.2million home north of Los Angeles.
However Hugo Vickers, author of numerous royal biographies, argues Harry has become “a boy lost”.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph he said: “It is tragic to see a man who once smiled so broadly looking as miserable and out of his depth as Prince Harry now does.
“In a few short months, Harry has gone from being a Prince with the chance to use his position to achieve much for Britain, the Commonwealth and the military, to a boy lost.”
Harry and Meghan triggered controversy earlier this month by commenting on the upcoming US presidential election.
The couple made their remarks whilst appearing virtually on a programme to celebrate the publication of Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people 2020”.
Meghan remarked: “We’re just six weeks out from election day, and today is National Voter Registration Day.
“Every four years, we’re told, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is.”
Harry added: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity.”
“But I wish a lot of luck to Harry, cause he’s going to need it.”
Earlier this month Netflix announced a deal with Harry and Meghan to produce films, documentaries and children’s shows.
Shortly afterwards the couple repaid the British taxpayers money spent refurbishing Frogmore Cottage, their former home near Windsor.
Mr Vickers argued Harry had a more accomplished role before stepping down as a senior royal.
He wrote: “Members of the Royal family are at their best when they support the Queen, rather than setting themselves up in competition.
“Those who do their duty, as the Queen has done, invariably emerge happier than those who pursue the path of perceived happiness.
“I wonder now if freedom has been a greater burden than Harry anticipated it might be.
“He has fallen from Captain General of the Royal Marines to First Husband to his ambitious wife.”
Harry and Meghan married in May 2018 and a year later their son, Archie Mountbatten-Harrison, was born.
Announcing their decision to step back from royal duties in January the Duke and Duchess asked for more privacy and suggested they had been treated unfairly by sections of the press.
Published at Sun, 27 Sep 2020 04:41:20 +0000