Prince Harry 'always feels persecuted' says royal author after US TV interview

The Duke of Sussex spoke out about last week's surprise meeting with the Queen in a US interview

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Royal author Ingrid Seward has accused Prince Harry of “always feeling persecuted” after the Duke of Sussex gave an all-telling interview discussing his secret visit with the Queen.

In the sit down with a US television network, Harry issued a veiled warning to those closest to the Queen, saying he wanted to make sure his grandmother was “protected” and had “the right people around her”.

Speaking on GB News, Ms Seward reacted to the Prince's comments, saying: “Why on earth he had to add that he was concerned about who was looking after her [The Queen] and whether she had the right people looking after her I don’t know.

“Harry was doing so well and then he goes and blows it by making that extraordinary statement.

Royal author Ingrid Seward speaking with GB News presenter Nigel Farage
Royal author Ingrid Seward speaking with GB News presenter Nigel Farage

“Everyone, love Harry or hate Harry, would agree that it was a very strange thing to say and bound to irritate those at the palace."

Talking to presenter Nigel Farage, she added: “I suppose he always feels persecuted Harry and I think he’s obviously wanted to get his oar in saying ‘I’m her grandson, you’re mere minions and I’m going to say what I think.’ That’s how I read it anyway.”

Angela Levin also slammed Harry for giving the interview after his surprise trip to Windsor last week.

She told GB News he “took advantage of his grandmother" and used the visit to get an "introduction for his Netflix documentary."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in The Hague
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in The Hague

Ms Levin said: “When he wants to be royal, it's just so he’ll earn more money out of it and make people feel he’s more important than he has become because without the royal titles they really aren’t very much.”

Harry and Meghan signed a multimillion-pound deal with streaming giant Netflix in 2020.

While at the Invictus Games this week, where Harry gave the all-telling interview with a US network, a camera crew has followed the Sussexes for their documentary called Heart Of Invictus – a series from Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions following people competing at the event.

In the interview with American TV programme Today, Harry said he did not know if he will return to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, saying there are “security issues and everything else”.

Speaking about his meeting with the Queen, he said “Being with her it was great, it was just so nice to see her, she’s on great form.

“She’s always got a great sense of humour with me and I’m just making sure that she’s protected and got the right people around her.”