“William feels that Harry should discuss his issues privately and can’t comprehend why he continues to shade his own flesh and blood on TV,” a source told Us Weekly. “Of course, mental health is a serious issue, but William can’t get his head around why Harry keeps throwing his family under the bus.”
Throughout the series, Prince Harry opened up about what led him to seek therapy in order to help destigmatize conversations surrounding mental health. From the argument with Meghan Markle that pushed him to see a professional to its effect on his family, the Duke of Sussex did not hold back about the damage done by his royal life in the spotlight.
One of the most painful moments for Prince Harry was what occurred when his wife was suffering from suicidal thoughts. “I thought my family would help, but every single ask—request, warning, whatever—just got met with total silence, total neglect,” Prince Harry shared in one episode, per People. “We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling.”
Prince Harry also spoke about the vicious cycle of “suffering” passed along throughout the royal family. “My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to William and I, ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s gonna be like that for you.’ That doesn’t make sense,” he said during the show’s third episode, per Us Weekly. “Just because you suffered, it doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever experiences, negative experiences that you had, you can make it right for your kids.”
However, Prince Harry’s statements may have negated the slight progress made between the brothers during his visit to the U.K. for Prince Phillip’s funeral. “There’s no way they’ll ever trust him after this,” the source said regarding Prince William and Prince Charles. “The damage is done.”