In a podcast interview, Prince Harry talked about the extent to which he and Meghan Markle tried to keep their relationship a secret, and what it was like when they grew up in the British media spotlight and their new lives in the United States.
According to him, the first meeting of the couple was in a supermarket in London. Harry was wearing a baseball cap so that he would not be immediately recognized. “The first time I met Megan was in a supermarket in London pretending we didn’t know each other,” he said.
The Duke of Sussex met actor Dax Shepard, the podcast host Armchair ExpertIn an episode released this Thursday (13). For Harry, the British media attention affected the early stages of his relationship with Megan.
He talks about the parties he attended in his early twenties and also talks about his struggles with the responsibilities of being a member of the royal family. “I don’t want this job, I don’t want to stay here, I don’t want to do this, look what happened to my mom,” Harry recalled thinking.
He also spoke on the UK media and compared it to a zoo. “It’s a mix between ‘The Truman Show’ and being in a zoo, ” he said, referring to Jim Carrey’s 1998 movie, in which the main character doesn’t know he’s living on a giant TV set where all of his moves are recorded.
While he criticized the behavior of some media in the US, Harry said the situation has improved for him and his family since their move to California. In February, Harry and Meghan announced that they would no longer be working members of the British royal family, after leaving royal duties last year.
He said, “Living here now I can really lift my head and feel really different. You can walk around feeling more free.” “I can take Archie on my bike. I won’t have a chance to do that.”
During the broadcast, Harry also talked about mental health. “Speaking openly, especially now in today’s world, is a sign of strength, not weakness,” he said. The Duke also added that mental health is, in fact, public health.
“I think two of the biggest problems we face in the world today are the climate crisis and mental health, and both are closely related,” he said.
“If we neglect our collective well-being, we will fail, mainly, because if we cannot take care of ourselves, we cannot take care of each other. If we cannot take care of each other, we cannot take care of it. A house in which we all inhabit, so it is part of the same thing. “.
Harry has been working on a documentary series “The Me You Can’t See” with Oprah Winfrey, which aims to help discuss the current state of mental health and emotional well-being in society. The series, which will feature other famous guests, will air on May 21 on Apple TV +.
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