Prince Harry was brought up in the spotlight. Every since his birth he has been in front of cameras and has his picture taken for the whole world to see. But he talked about finding out what it actually meant to be a part of the British royal family just after his mother, Princess Diana, died.
Unfortunately, at the tender age of 12 he wasn’t even allowed to grieve the loss of his mom without cameras being shoved in his face, even at her funeral. After that and well into his 20s he started to cause trouble and that often got him on front-page news.
Back to modern times, just after his exit from the royal family with his family, it looks like the prince has been fighting for a normal life and some privacy from the tabloids for quite some years. As a matter of fact, when he was in his teens his cell phone was hacked.
It’s been a popular opinion that Meghan was at fault for the exit from the royal family, but recently we found out it was Harry’s decision. “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” is what he said in January this year. “It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always got it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”
Even though he seemed happy, the Duke of Sussex has been quite dejected with the whole situation for some time. “The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time,” a source stated. “He wanted to move in the direction that they did and had been considering it for more than a year. Meghan supported Harry’s decision. But there was more than one occasion where she asked him if he was certain it was what he wanted. And she always made it clear she would support him in whatever he did.”
His Fight Against The Tabloids
Meghan has always tried her best to fit in with the royal family, but truthfully the press and the public never really gave her a real chance. “My wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Prince Harry expressed. “Though we have continued to put on a brave face — as so many of you can relate to — I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.”
The Phone Incident
As already mentioned, Prince Harry has been fighting for his privacy all his life. Recently it’s been leaked that Prince Harry’s phone was tapped while he was studying for the General Certificate of Secondary Education for News Of The World tabloid newspaper.
“As the lead investigator, I was tasked to forensically gather as much intelligence about Prince Harry’s activities in the nocturnal hours, with a view to enhancing the newspaper’s ‘project’,” a source said. “The instruction was to monitor communications and to identify any references to drugs.”
But he is not alone in his battle against the tabloids, as he has his wife now. For most, all of my life, I’ve always been part of a family and part of a country that is scared of the tabloid media because they have so much power and influence and no morals (laughs),” was what he said in a leaked phone call. “From the moment that I found a wife that was strong enough to be able to stand up for what we believe in together, has basically scared them so much that they’ve now come out incredibly angry, they’ve come out fighting, and all they will try and do now is try and destroy our reputation and try and, you know, sink us. But what they don’t understand is the battle we are fighting against them is far more than just us.”