‘Emotional blackmail’: Prince Harry uses security challenges as ‘manipulative pawn' after Diana’s death, says royal analyst

'I suppose Harry has had to cope with emotional upheaval all his life, from the minute he was seen walking behind his mother's coffin,' said Mike Parry

‘Emotional blackmail’: Prince Harry uses security challenges as ‘manipulative pawn' after Diana’s death, says royal analyst
Mike Parry accused Prince Harry of emotionally blackmailing the Home Office over security reasons after Diana’s death (Tim Ireland/Getty Images, @mikeparry8/Twitter, Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: After stepping down from their position as senior working royals, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have had their taxpayer-funded police protective security revoked by the Metropolitan police and Home Office. This has led to Harry raising concerns over the security of his family in his homeland.

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The brother of Prince William even saw his request for paid police services rejected, challenging it for a judicial review. Due to what happened to his mother, Princess Diana, in the summer of 1997, veteran journalist Mike Parry claims the duke is using the security difficulties in the UK as emotional blackmail. Speaking to Kinsey Schofield on an episode of her podcast at 'To Di For Daily' during the 25th death anniversary of Princess Diana’s passing, Parry said, “I think Harry has had to deal with mental turmoil all his life, from the moment he was pictured walking behind his mother’s coffin — what kind of effect would that have on a little boy, as he was then? And I’m sure that mental turmoil has tormented him all of his life, but remember, William was there as well. William seems to have handled it better in the terms of growing up into an adult man with responsibilities and having to put the past behind him, live in the present and look to the future, which Harry has struggled to do.”

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 4, 2018 in London, England.  The Duke of Sussex has been patron of WellChild since 2007.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 4, 2018, in London, England. The Duke of Sussex has been a patron of WellChild since 2007 (Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Because of what happened to his mother, Parry claims the duke uses the security challenges in the UK as emotional blackmail. "I suppose Harry has had to cope with emotional upheaval all his life, from the minute he was seen walking behind his mother's coffin. I think Harry sometimes actually utilizes the security card as a manipulative pawn on the chessboard. Due to what happened to his mother, I believe there is some emotional blackmail present there,” Parry shared on the podcast with Schofield.

According to the acclaimed journalist, "There are still many individuals on this planet who think Diana, Princess of Wales was killed by the paparazzi and the stress of her popularity."

Discussing the parallels between his childhood with his mother and the relationship he shares with his wife on ‘The Me You Can't See’ on AppleTV+, Harry put forth his viewpoint saying, “We get followed. Photographed, chased, harassed. The clicking of cameras and the flashes of the cameras makes my blood boil. It makes me angry and takes me back to what happened to my mom and what I experienced as a kid.”

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