Prince Harry is a ‘shadow of himself’ in US as he ‘struggles’ with Meghan Markle’s ‘voice’


PRINCE HARRY appears to be a “shadow of himself” in his new US life as he “struggles” to keep up with Meghan Markle “using her voice”, according to a royal expert.

She wrote in the Sunday Telegraph: “He has looked a shadow of himself these past few months.

“He has left his country, family, friends and military connections to set up life in Santa Barbara – where he and Meghan are raising their one-year-old son Archie, rescuing battery hens, making deals with Netflix and Spotify, and awaiting the birth of their daughter.

“Although Meghan talks a lot about using her voice, Harry has struggled to do the same.

“When he occasionally tried to add a comment to the conversation with Oprah, she often tapped him on the hand and he immediately stopped.


“She also noticeably talked over him.”

Harry revealed there was “space” in his relationship with William as he shared his family troubles with Oprah.

He said during the interview: “Much will continue to be said about that … as I said before, you know, I love William to bits, he’s my brother, we’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience.”

Prince Charles was also a hot topic during the two-hour chat, as Harry claimed he was “literally cut off financially” from his father last year.

He said he had what Diana left him and “without that we would not have been able to do this”, referring to the couple’s decision to step down as senior royals and move to the US.

Ms Levin shared her concerns at the contrast in Harry’s demeanour after recalling he was “charismatic” in his younger years as he carved out his own path as a “spare”, while older brother William prepared to become king.

But she claimed he suddenly saw himself as “inferior” when he met Meghan.

Ms Levin wrote: “Harry was always the brother to show emotion more obviously than William. As the ‘spare’, he had different problems to navigate.

“Like Prince Andrew before him, you could argue that he was more charismatic than his older sibling – he certainly inherited the fabulous warmth of his mother and had a talent for connecting with people.

“Like his mother, he told me, he wanted to make a difference in his own right. He mentioned that he ‘found it difficult to trust people as I don’t know if they like me for what I am or who I am’.

“That concern seemed to evaporate when he met Meghan Markle, a divorced American actress, who also came from a dysfunctional family.

“Yet even before they spoke Harry saw himself as inferior to her, a position he seems to have maintained since. ‘She was sitting there, I was like, “OK, well, I’m really going to have to up my game”,’ he recalled of their first date.

Meghan and Harry spoke about their struggles as senior royals

Meghan and Harry spoke about their struggles as senior royals (Image: GETTY)

“During their engagement interview on the BBC, Meghan showed that she was maternal, stroking his arm and reassuring him that Diana “is with us.”

“It delighted Harry, who added that Diana would ‘probably (have) been best friends with Meghan’.”

Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as senior royals last year as they wanted to seek financial freedom.

Over the last year, the couple have settled into new independent roles away from the Royal Family as they signed multimillion-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify.

They are expecting a baby girl later this year too.

Harry could return to face his family later in the year to unveil a statue of his late mother Diana, which would mean being reunited with brother William.


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