- In Netflix’s “Harry and Meghan,” Prince Harry addressed the harassment his mother received.
- After she split with her father, she was left “completely exposed,” he said.
- He also criticized “pain and suffering” women who marry into the face of British families.
In Netflix’s new documentary series Harry & Meghan, Prince Harry spoke about the harassment his mother, Princess Diana, suffered and how it got worse after he split from his father.
In Episode 1, released Thursday, Harry opened up about the scrutiny his mother faced from the media before and after her separation from King Charles III, and then Prince Charles.
“My mother was always harassed by my father,” said Harry. “But after they broke up, the harassment took on a new level.”
Princess Diana and Prince Charles separated on December 9, 1992. In June 1994, in an interview with documentary filmmaker Jonathan Dimbleby, Charles admitted to Camilla Parker’s relationship with Bowles, and by August 1996, Charles and Diana were past his 15th birthday. I officially filed for divorce in the year of my marriage.
“The moment she got divorced, the moment she left the institution, she was alone,” Harry continued. , she was completely exposed to this.”
In a 1995 BBC Panorama interview with Martin Bashir, Diana said:
Harry also said some of his earliest memories were of being chased by paparazzi and being able to see the toll it took on his mother.
“I’ve seen things, experienced things, learned things. The pain and suffering of women who marry at this institution,” said Harry.
In this series, Harry compares how his wife, Meghan Markle, was treated by the press and how her mother was treated. Princess Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997 while driving away from a paparazzi’s car in a limousine.
Representatives for Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.