Prince Harry had a ‘very interesting answer’ to father’s remark about his mother’s skin and hair color

In a newly revealed chapter in his new book, Prince Harry revealed that his father, Prince Charles, gave the royal advice regarding the Duke of Sussex’s response to comments he’d received from his father…

Prince Harry had a ‘very interesting answer’ to father’s remark about his mother’s skin and hair color

In a newly revealed chapter in his new book, Prince Harry revealed that his father, Prince Charles, gave the royal advice regarding the Duke of Sussex’s response to comments he’d received from his father in May 2018, when Prince Charles said to Prince Harry in front of other members of the royal family that his mother had been suffering from a form of Lupus that affected her complexion and hair color.

According to the Times, Harry wrote that at the end of an incredibly emotional service at St. George’s Chapel on Nov. 19, 2018, his father said, “You made me cry.” Harry added that he was so affected by his father’s words that he “got very emotional in the carriage procession. It was so moving to see so many people come together to celebrate our mother’s life.” But Harry writes that Prince Charles was feeling “overreacting” when he was mocked by his own family. According to Harry, “I asked my dad the next day, ‘Do you still get offended when you hear people make fun of your accent?’” In response, Charles “had an interesting answer.” “It’s all a bit over the top. Do you know what, Dad?” Harry writes. “He said, ‘As long as he understands that what he’s saying is to help me when I’m older, and tell me to be a bit more sensitive, and perhaps not be quite so bombastic as I am now, that’s all fine by me.’”

Harry added that he felt “overcome with emotion” after his conversation with his father during the service in which he said “that my mother had been deliberately exposed to all of this at such a young age because of what she represented, in the same way the fact that my father had been.”

Later in the book, Harry writes that when his father did say in front of their family that he was “overreacting” when he was teased over Prince Harry’s color and skin tone during the service, “it’s because he feels in some ways he has been in a similar position to me, that he was a public figure that was being disrespected at the time, and to put it simply, he felt like a number. And he’s allowed to be to be himself.”

The world learned that Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, had died in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997, and only then did Harry learn that she had been bullied because of her ethnicity, her hair color and the way she dressed. In September 2017, his father spoke out about his mother’s bigotry during an interview with ITV.

See the full excerpt of the book at The Times.

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