Harry and Meghan's 'ceaseless need for exposure' is so hypocritical when they beg for privacy, blasts royal expert

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle's "ceaseless need for exposure" is hypocritical when they beg for privacy, a royal expert has said.

This comes after the Duke of Sussex made sensational claims about his upbringing and life as a royal on the Armchair Expert podcast.

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Meghan and Harry have faced huge media attention from around the world after stepping down as senior royals and moving to LA.

However, the couple have signed deals with Netflix and Spotify – and continue to do high-profile interviews despite their desire for a life out of the spotlight.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told the Sun Online: "His opening up in the past as a form of therapy has been beneficial to others.

"But why does he do it so publicly now? Why bare your soul in this way and to what end?

"The need for this ceaseless exposure to the media is obviously hypocritical for a couple who are supposedly obsessed with privacy."

This comes after Prince Harry claimed he wanted to "break the cycle" of "genetic pain" in a chat on the Armchair Expert podcast.

In the sweary podcast chat, Prince Harry described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo.

The film, released in 1998, follows the life of a man who is living in a reality TV programme, unaware he is being watched by millions of people.


Mr Fitzwilliams added: "The comparison of royal life to The Truman Show may have some validity as the royal goldfish bowl was always stressful, but why does he not also consider the benefits it brings?

"He could not have helped so many with his charity work if he were not royal.

"He claims he’s found freedom, in reality, he seems to be increasingly trapped, but it is clear he doesn’t realise it yet."

Earlier this week, royal expert Angela Levin also accused the couple of using Archie for “commercial gain” – despite pledging to keep their son out of the public eye. 

It comes after Harry and Meg shared a new picture of Archie holding balloons to mark his 2nd birthday on their Archewell website. 

On his special day, they also urged well-wishers to donate towards GAVI, a charity which aids the distribution of coronavirus vaccines across the world. 

And they released a joint statement on their Archewell foundation website, saying they are "incredibly grateful" to those who have given money to good causes, volunteered or raised donations on behalf of their son.

Asked about the decision, Angela Levin told The Sun Online: “There’s a distaste for me to use their little boy Archie for who they were so keen to keep private and out of the public eye that they are using him to earn a lot of money.

“I would have thought that was breaking his own privacy because he will have an image that is not actually his own.”

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