Prince Harry is dropping more surprises about the British royal life. In a conversation with Monica Padman and Dax Shepard on the “Armchair Expert” podcast, the Prince spoke about the significance of mental health and equated his life under the public eye as feeling like “The Truman Show.”
Shepard asked The Duke of Sussex if he felt like he was in a “cage” while in his royal responsibilities, having to make his way around the Commonwealth consoling others with a smile on his face, even though he was also going through a tough time.
“It’s the job, right? Smile and endure it. Get on with it. I was in my late teens, and I was thinking I don’t want to be here, I don’t want this job,” Prince Harry said. “I don’t wish to be doing this. How am I ever going to marry and have a wife and children when I know that it’s going to happen again?”
He added: “I’ve seen the business model, I’ve seen behind the curtain I know how this operation works or how it runs. I don’t want to be a part of this.”
Padman related it to “The Truman Show.”
“It’s a mix between being in the zoo and ‘The Truman Show’, “Prince said, condemning the British media for functioning like they have “ownership” over the royal family. “I think the biggest problem for me was that being born into the royal family, you take over the risk that comes
along with it, without any choice.”
Padman pondered if growing up under that constant inspection meant he missed out on “tedious” things like going grocery shopping or movies with his mom, Princess Diana. Prince Harry said he “certainly went shopping with her” but not quite often because they would be “jumped on” by the paparazzi.