Palace Insiders Are Upset Over Prince Harry Saying His Dad Passed on a "Cycle" of “Genetic Pain"

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Photo credit: John Phillips - Getty Images
Photo credit: John Phillips - Getty Images

Prince Harry is fresh off a super candid interview with the Armchair Expert podcast, where he opened up about his relationship with his dad Prince Charles. And, um, he did not hold back, saying a “cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering” was passed onto him.

"I don't think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I'm going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on, basically," he said, per The Daily Mail. "It's a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say, 'You know what, that happened to me, I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to you.'"

I mean, makes sense! But Harry also spoke about Prince Charles specifically, saying, "I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go 'OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he's treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids.'"

While Charles hasn't responded publicly to Harry's interview and likely won't thanks to the royals' unspoken policy of "never complain, never explain," Buckingham Palace insiders don't seem thrilled. A source tells royal reporter Rebecca English that "They [the Sussexes] appear to be making careers of talking about their previous ones. It is not helpful.'" A source also saltily added, "Nothing ever appears to be their own fault."

I mean...Harry was on a podcast talking about mental health and this was an honest part of his personal story. Just sayin'!

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