Former royal butler Paul Burrell believes Prince Harry’s recent interviews, such as in his newest Apple TV documentary, The Me You Can’t Watch , are going to”cause him a lot more pain”.
From the show, made alongside Oprah Winfrey, Harry discusses his struggles with all mental health, recalling traumatic memories from his childhood following Princess Diana’s departure, and his worries he would lose his wife Meghan Markle later she told him she had been having suicidal thoughts.
He also revealed he started therapy four decades ago after Meghan told him she thinks he needs it during a disagreement. In the third episode, viewers are given an insight into one of his personal sessions, where he is seen receiving EDMR, a sort of trauma-informed therapy.
Burrell, who served as the butler to Princess Diana for 10 decades up until her death, stated that although he has”no doubt” that it’s a fantastic idea for Harry to own treatment,”therapy is supposed to be confidential”.
“It does not function on the world stage,” he told Closer magazine. “Meghan has encouraged him to get therapy and change his way of thinking — but I think he will be left broken once this stops and that he realises what he has done,” he added.
Burrell claims Harry’s recent interviews are”destroying” him, and will”delay his healing process”.
“Doing what he is doing is just going to cause him so much more pain. I don’t recognise him now — he has almost been the center of his world. He’s hurting his family and saying things that I really think he’ll regret.
“He has been blinded by Meghan, by her beauty and from this Hollywood world. He won’t cure if he keeps doing this — it will make things worse in the long term. I honestly have no idea as it will stop,” Burrell said.
The series comes after the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, in which they alleged that a member of their household made comments about their future child’s skin colour ahead of Archie’s arrival, and that”the association” failed to help them deal with media abuse.
Offering his outlook, Harry said he considers”history was repeating himself”.
“My biggest regret isn’t making more of a position before on in my relationship with my wife and calling out the racism when I did.
My mother was chased to her death while she had been in a relationship with someone who wasn’t white. And now look what’s happened. You wanna discuss history repeating itself, they’re not gonna cease until she expires,” he explained.