On his latest Apple TV+ program, Prince Harry said he has “no regrets at all” about moving to California with his wife Meghan Markle.
The Duke of Sussex, who shocked the world by announcing his departure from the royal family in 2020, revealed how Markle’s reputation was tarnished by palace insiders.
“I was woken up in the middle of the night by her weeping in her pillow because she doesn’t want to wake me up because I’m still holding so much,” he told Oprah Winfrey on their new Apple TV+ mental health special, “The Me You Can’t See,” because of their stories and the combined effort of The Firm and the media to slander her.
“That’s heartbreaking; I held her, we spoke, and she sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and so
He made it clear that he had no regrets about the decision — or about Markle’s shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which she admitted she felt suicidal after struggling with the palace life. He also said that he is now living the life that his mother, Princess Diana, wished she could have had.
He said, “I like to think we were able to speak the truth in the most compassionate way possible, thereby leaving an opening for reconciliation and healing.”
He said that before the Winfrey interview in March, Markle had sobbed over treatment by insiders at “The Firm,” the royal family’s nickname.
He said that therapy had “equipped him” to take on something, claiming that he only had compassion and no rage, and that “we would not be able to survive this” if he hadn’t gone to therapy and done the work.
“Making this step is very frightening because the forces working against us tried to make it difficult at every turn,” he said.
“Did I anticipate us being in this position so quickly? No, it’s not true. I believe we did a fantastic job. I have no regrets, which is extremely sad, right now I’m in a position where I feel like I should have been four years ago.”
The prince said that he is now more at ease in his own skin and no longer suffers from panic attacks.
“Over the last four years, I’ve learned more about myself than I have in the previous 32 years. “I owe it all to my wife,” Harry explained.
He never imagined a life with Archie “who makes us laugh every day,” two dogs, and a baby girl on the way, he said.
He said, “I have no doubt my mother will be extremely proud of me because I’m living the life she wanted for herself… living the life she wanted us to be able to live.”
“So I know she’s extremely proud of me, but she’s also helped me get here, and I’ve never felt her presence as strongly as I have in the last year.”
“I wish she could have met Meghan, I wish she was around for Archie,” he said, referring to Diana, who died in 1997.
He said Archie’s nursery has a portrait of Diana and that one of his first words was “Granny Diana,” adding, “It’s the sweetest thing… at the same time, it makes me feel sad because she should be here.”
Harry claims that he is now on the mend in that area of his life.
“I’m still the same guy I was before, but I’m a better version of myself,” he said. “It’s almost as if this was always meant to be.”