Prince Harry opened up about the royal drama when speaking to Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on the Thursday (May 13) episode of their Armchair Expert podcast and revealed “For me, prior to meeting Meghan, it was very much a case of, certainly connected to the media, that anger and frustration of ‘this is so unjust.’”
While many have seemingly blamed Meghan Markle, 39, for Prince Harry’s decision to step down as a Senior member of the British Royal family, better known as “Megxit,” the 36-year-old son of Princess Diana shared that this departure was a long-time coming. He said that his life as a royal was like “a mix between ‘The Truman Show’ and being in a zoo.”
“The biggest issue for me was that being born into it you inherit the risk, you inherit the risk that comes with it — you inherit every element of it without choice, and because of the way that the UK media are, they feel an ownership over you,” said Prince Harry, per TODAY.
Prince Harry revealed that there are three times that he felt like he had absolutely no control over his life – and two stem from his time as part of the British royal family, which seems like his wife was just the last straw:
“One, when I was a kid in the back of the car with my mom being chased by paparazzi. Two was in Afghanistan in an Apache helicopter, and then the third one was with my wife. And those were the moments in my life where — yeah, feeling helpless hurts.”