Prince Harry left ‘heartbroken’ over ‘painful’ family situation after stepping down as a senior royal


Prince Harry during his farewell tour
Prince Harry is 'heartbroken' over his family situation
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The Duke of Sussex has found the last year “incredibly painful” following his controversial departure from the Royal Fold, according to close friend Tom Bradby.

  • He revealed Prince Harry has been “heartbroken” how things have played out with his family 
  • The decision to walk away from royal life and set up in America has been “incredibly painful” according to Tom Bradby
  • It follows royal news that Kate Middleton's cousins revealed to be Hollywood stars 

Prince Harry has been left “heartbroken” from the fall-out with his family, after he and Meghan Markle decided to walk away from royal life last year.

ITV news anchor and close friend of Prince Harry, Tom Bradby, said he almost felt “caught in the middle” after his documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, highlighted just how unhappy Meghan was in the spotlight and appeared to pave the way for their exit just months later.

While it may seem the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have got it easy, stepping away from royal life and settling down in a new home in America, Tom Bradby revealed it has been an “incredibly painful” process for both Harry and Meghan. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex wears suit and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wears brown turtle neck jumper after their visit to Canada House

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals last year 

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Opening up on this weekend’s Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh, he said, “I think Harry is heartbroken by the situation with his family… the whole thing has just been incredibly painful.

“I felt a little bit caught in the middle of them with that documentary… it’s a deeply uncomfortable place to be.”

Having been close to the royals for years, Tom has seen how both Harry and William have “wrestled” with their royal fate at times.

[They] wrestle with their position in life… I think William does too. I don’t think he finds it easy.”

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Tensions are said to be thawing between Prince Harry and Prince William 

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Thankfully, after months of tension following their departure and rumours of an ongoing feud between Prince Harry and Prince William, the worst of it appears to be behind them as the one-year anniversary of the Sussex’s shock decision approaches. 

Royal expert, Duncan Larcombe, revealed it was news of Meghan and Harry’s miscarriage that instigated the healing of their rift. 

“Like any brother, William was concerned to hear Harry and Meghan had gone through their own private ordeal and he wanted to reach out at a difficult time.”

Georgia Farquharson

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