PRINCE HARRY remains deeply affected by the death of his mother Princess Diana and is suffering from lack of direction in life, a royal expert has claimed.
Tina Brown, 66, who wrote The Diana Chronicles in 2007, also claims the Duke of Sussex is affected by second-child syndrome, and a lack of a personal career has left Prince Harry feeling “very unhappy”. The royal expert told the New York Times: “I think the deep wounds of his mother’s death have never healed. “And his sense of his role as the second son, the fact that he loved his military career but then left and didn’t have that sense of purpose.
“All of that came together to make him a very unhappy man.”
The revelation came after Harry and Meghan Markle attended their first event since splitting from the Royal Family.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended at JP Morgan event in Miami last week.
The Duke gave a speech about mental health and “how he has been in therapy for the past few years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother”.
Prince Harry is suffering from a lack of direction in life according to a royal expert (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped back from their senior royal roles (Image: GETTY)
A source said: “Harry also touched on Megxit. Saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan.
“He does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family.
“He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child.”
Last month, Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, announced they will “step back” from their senior roles and become “financially independent”.
Prince Harry has been a keen advocate for mental health awareness (Image: GETTY)
The royal couple will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties.
The Duke and Duchess intend to split their time between the UK and Canada and will refund the £2.4million of taxpayers’ money for their refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage – which will now be empty for the large part of the year.
Following the royal crisis, the royal author heaped praise on the Prince of Wales for the way he has handled the set backs.
Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have announced they will divorce (Image: GETTY)
Ms Brown said Prince Charles had demonstrated he is “ready to be King”.
She said: “I do think that Prince Charles’s handling of these crises, and Megxit, has shown that he’s ready to be king. He has rather risen to the occasion.
“He has been very decisive about Andrew, saying, He has to go, and about Harry he has managed to walk the line between being a father who cares about the mental health of his son and being someone who understands what the monarchy has to do to be self-preserving.”
A timeline of the relationship between Meghan Marke and Prince Harry (Image: EXPRESS)
The Royal Family was once again rocked today following the bombshell announcement in the media that the Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn will divorce.
The Princess Royal’s son Mr Phillips, 42, is the first of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s grandchildren to divorce.
A spokesman for the pair, who married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in 2008, said the decision was taken after many months of discussion, and they informed the Queen and their families last year.
Canadian-born Autumn will not return to her home country, but will remain in Gloucestershire where they will co-parent nine-year-old Savannah and seven-year-old Isla.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK