Is 'hot-headed' Harry regretting bombshell Oprah interview? Prince 'embarrassed' after UK visit, says expert
Duncan Larcombe, author of 'Prince Harry: The Inside Story', described the Duke of Sussex as 'hot-headed' and said he 'was clearly hurt and angry about Meghan's experience with the royals - and used the interview to get it out'
Although Prince Harry was pretty confident about spilling his guts about the royal family in the bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, including backing his wife's accusations of racism against the British monarchy, a royal expert has revealed that he might have agreed to do the same because he was "hurt and angry" at the time. However, he might be feeling "regretful and embarrassed," now, especially after having visited the United Kingdom for Prince Philip's funeral, the expert has claimed.
Duncan Larcombe, author of 'Prince Harry: The Inside Story', described him as "hot-headed." Larcombe got an insight into the Duke of Sussex during his decade-long stint as a royal editor. He told Closer magazine that Harry has a tendency to act on impulse. There was a misunderstanding at Harry's cousin, Peter Phillips' stag do in 2008, following which Meghan Markle's husband "flew off the handle," at the expert.
'He's a hot-headed guy'
Larcombe said that he had explained to William and Harry that he wouldn't get in their way while covering the event, and would later liaise with them about the story he would run. To discuss the story, he said the Duke of Cambridge invited him to join them for a drink in the beer garden on the weekend. However, Harry was "livid" thinking he'd snuck in there without informing anyone about his arrival. "He's a hot-headed guy, he acts on his emotions," Larcombe told Closer. "He saw red and we had a row - but after William explained, he calmed down, apologized and we had a beer."
According to the expert, a "similar thing happened" when it came to the Oprah Winfrey interview which aired on March 7, in which Harry and Meghan accused the royals of racism, even alleging one member of the family enquired about their son Archie's skin color. They also claimed that Charles and William are "trapped" in "The Firm," something that Harry's elder brother refuted in an interview later. "Harry was clearly hurt and angry about Meghan's experience with the royals - and used the interview to get it out," Larcombe said. "But after returning home, I've no doubt he's been feeling embarrassed, regretful and awkward. He's now facing the consequences. I believe he'll regret that interview - and maybe his decision to leave the Royal Family."
Harry feels 'nostalgic' about his UK life
After stepping down as a senior royal in January 2020 and having his titles stripped by the Queen, the Duke of Sussex returned to the UK to attend Prince Philip's funeral on April 17. Although he only spent a few days in his birthplace and flew back to California, back to Meghan, who is pregnant with their second child, missing the Queen's 95th birthday on April 21, he seems to have left his heart back home. Larcombe said he was made aware of the fact that Harry felt "numb" heading back to Los Angeles and had "mixed emotions" about seeing his family again at Prince Philip's funeral.
Apparently, the occasion reminded him of "everything he's sacrificed" last year and made him feel "nostalgic" for the life he had left behind. The expert feared that Harry will struggle to live harmoniously after his life was split into two worlds. Meghan, on the other hand, is "in her element" living her LA dream. "He's in for a very difficult ride. There could be tough times ahead," Larcombe said.