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Prince Harry accuses Royal Family of ‘total neglect’ in bombshell Apple TV series

Prince Harry and Meghan 'speaking out too much' says host

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The Duke of Sussex was filmed during a therapy session with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+’s ‘The Me You Can’t See’. During the session, he claimed he and Meghan Markle felt “completely helpless” as royals, and were met with “total silence or total neglect” whenever they asked for help. 

While Meghan and Harry were serving as royals, the Duke said they were subjected to massive amounts of social media harassment that left them feeling “completely helpless”.

“Every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, to stop just got met with total silence or total neglect,” he told Ms Winfrey, referring to his attempts to get assistance from his family with the attacks levelled at the Sussexes online.

He said: “We spent four years trying to make it work.

“We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job.”

Harry told Ms Winfrey he would “never be bullied into silence” in the future.

He did not go to his family when Meghan felt suicidal because he was ashamed the situation had got “that bad” and also suspected the royals would not have been able to help.

The Duke said: “That was one of the biggest reasons to leave, feeling trapped and feeling controlled through fear, both by the media and by the system itself which never encouraged the talking about this kind of trauma.

“Certainly now I will never be bullied into silence.”

He also told Ms Winfrey Prince Charles insisted he and Prince William had to deal with the the paparazzi and press after the death of Princess Diana.

Harry said his father told him “well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you”.

The Duke then said: “That doesn’t make sense.

“Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite – if you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids.”

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