During the controversy surrounding his upcoming memoir, Prince Harry’s obsession with one thing became clear.
Prince Harry intended to publish his autobiography as soon as Queen Elizabeth II died. But, out of respect for the late monarch, he put it off and decided to make changes.
With those changes, he became the subject of the tabloids once more, which had been his obsession long before Meghan arrived.
Valentine Lowe, author of “Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown,” remarked upon the October 5 episode of “Good Morning Britain,” according to The Sun. According to the royal correspondent, the Duke of Sussex has always been unhappy with the press.
He did, however, mention that Prince Harry was obsessed with it.
“He would use this phrase the whole time, ‘the palace syndrome’, when you won’t fight the battles he wants, because you have been institutionalized. It was a constant test of loyalty. ‘Are you going to protect me? Or have you just become one of them, who won’t fight for me?’ It was exhausting.”
The tension increased when Meghan arrived and became the focus of the tabloids. Lowe stated that when the Duchess arrived, things significantly worsened.
Prince Harry’s rage against the press dates back to when Princess Diana died.
In 2017, Prince Harry and Prince William spoke out against the paparazzi who pursued their late mother on the night she died. The Duke of Sussex recalled a painful incident in which the photographers who chased her car and caused the accident took photos of her while she was fighting for her life in the back seat of the Mercedes.
According to CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti, Prince Harry accused the press of standing by and watching Princess Diana die rather than assisting her or requesting immediate assistance.
The late Princess of Wales was still alive after the accident, and a doctor driving through the tunnel stopped to assist her.
She was taken to a hospital in Paris but died due to her injuries.