Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's pal shares pointed tweet on Prince Charles' 'unresolved childhood issues'
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's pal today shared a pointed tweet about Prince Charles' "unresolved childhood issues".
Omid Scobie, who helped pen Megxit biography Finding Freedom, looked to affirm comments made by the Duke of Sussex about how his father "suffered" due to his upbringing, then treated him the same way.
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The writer, who often shares statements about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said: "In 1994, Prince Charles authorised a biography on himself by journalist Jonathan Dimbleby.
"One chapter in it—approved by the prince—talks in great detail about his unresolved childhood issues with 'emotionally distant' parents."
He also shared an "interesting" archive article describing Dimbleby's book as telling the story of an "emotionally stunted little boy" who is "bogged down by unresolved resentments left over from early boyhood".
It goes on to say that Dimbleby, with Charles' approval, accused the Queen of being "physically and emotionally distant", but his "deepest anger" is reserved for the Duke of Edinburgh, who is described as "harsh".
It follows Harry's claims he moved his son Archie and wife Meghan to the USA to "break the cycle" of pain from his own childhood.
He claimed his father "suffered" due to his upbringing by the Queen and Prince Philip, then "treated me the way he was treated".
The duke told host Dax Shephard on the Armchair Expert podcast yesterday: "I verbalise it, which is, ‘Isn’t life about breaking the cycle’?
"There’s no blame, I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.
"But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering perhaps my father or my parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
"There is a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway.
"As parents we should be doing the most that we can to say, ‘You know what, that happened to me, I’m gonna make sure that’s not going to happen to you’."
Harry and Meghan are currently expecting their second child, while their eldest, Archie, turned two earlier this month.
Speaking about the parental differences between him and 72-year-old Charles, Harry said: "It’s really hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness.
"I never saw it, I never knew about it, then suddenly I started to piece it all together and go, ‘OK, so, this is where he went to school, this is what happened’.
"I know this bit about his life, I also know that’s connected to his parents, so that means that he is treating me the way that he was treated.
"Which means, ‘How can I change that for my own kids’? And well, here I am, I have now moved my whole family to the US.
"That wasn’t the plan, do you know what I mean? But sometimes you have got to make decisions and put your family first and your mental health first."
In the sweary podcast chat, Harry described royal life as a mixture of film the The Truman Show and being in a zoo.
The film, released in 1998, follows the life of a man who is living in a reality TV programme, unaware he is being watched by millions of people.
Harry's comments came just two months after telling Oprah Winfrey in a bombshell interview that his dad was “trapped” in the Royal Firm.
Charles has not spoken publicly about the interview, nor has he commented his son's latest podcast chat.
Royal expert Robert Jobson said on the Australian breakfast show Sunrise he thinks Harry has thrown his dad, the Queen and Philip under the bus by slamming their parenting styles.
And royal biographer Angelia Levin – who spent a year with Harry while writing his biography – accused him of deliberately "punishing" his family for "wronging him and Meghan".
Meanwhile, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said it's "obvious" the Duke of Sussex no longer makes up his own mind, with the Duchess now making it up for him.
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