Tabloids still want to call him Prince, but he’s just trying to be a regular chap.
The ardent fascination for royal families, where did that come from? Psychologists attribute this interest to parasocial behavior, our one-sided relationships with celebrities instigated by our subconscious desires for wealth, fame, and social influence.
This leads us to the British royal family, the world’s most famous royals – always keeping British tabloids busy and scrambling for a scoop of any kind. Because mundane doesn’t exist amongst the blue-blooded, not while there are paparazzi.
Though in recent times, the monarch of England has given media outlets something to incessantly report about. In November 2019, Prince Andrew stepped down from his royal obligations due to his involvement with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Only a few months later in January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also departed as senior members of the royal family. The announcement sent every tabloid into mayhem. Royal luncheons and polo matches are good and everything, but reporters usually thrive in the intricate lives of prominent figures.
Amidst the media-driven ruckus, it’s what Prince Harry is saying that matters in the end, not Piers Morgan and whatever bad the papers are saying. Because it’s his decision and it’s his life. The thing is, he’s not saying much these days. At least to us, he’s not.
But in a prank call devised by Russian YouTubers Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, we were able to take a peek, audio-wise, of what Harry really thinks about things. Interesting things. Things he probably wouldn’t have said had there been a camera or the knowledge that he was being recorded. How did they reach out to him in the first place? They pretended to be Greta Thunberg and her father, Svante.
An assortment of topics were covered, though a few stood out. For instance, ‘Megxit’. Prince Harry explained the shocking decision somewhere between the line of doing the best for his family. “I can assure you, marrying a prince or princess is not all it’s made out to be. But sometimes the right decision isn’t always the easy one,” he said.
While he acknowledged the extreme difficulty of making such a decision, he felt it was necessary to be able to protect his son. “It’s a tricky one, but we will start a new life.”
In fairy tales, royalty means fabulous outfits and grand balls for eternity but we’re not six anymore. So we’ve learned how political and social repercussions come into play, how portrayals and reputations can make or break the future of the entire monarchy, and how these are just a few of the aspects of their complicated lives.
That’s why Prince Harry also strongly feels that “normal life” is so “much better” than living a royal life. He then explained how his military service for 10 years had taught him to appreciate just being a regular guy. He also conveyed his thoughts on Prince Andrew for the first time since his departure from his royal duties.
“I have very little to say on that. But whatever he has done or hasn’t done, is completely separate from me and my wife.” Okay, maybe that was vague with the intention to steer clear of the subject, but it’s not like he was chatting with his best friend during happy hour.
He described his family operating “in a way of inclusivity” and “focusing on community”, making them entirely separated “from the majority” of the other members of the royal family.
On his thoughts about US President Donald Trump, Prince Harry didn’t mince his words when he said that Trump has “blood on his hands”. Trump’s resolute support of the coal industry, paying little to no attention to matters of climate change, apparently doesn’t sit well on the prince.
“But Trump will want to meet you to make him look better, but he won’t want to have a discussion about climate change with you because you will outsmart him,” Harry said. Buckingham Palace has yet to respond to Prince Harry getting candid on both things worldly and personal.
The audio recording of the call was posted on Vovan222prank YouTube channel where it has since been deleted. The Sun and Daily Mail, primarily functioning at famous people’s expense, were able to get hold of the said recording.
To sum up, he wants to start a new life with his wife and son, so leave him be. That and he won’t be catching up with Trump over a cup of tea anytime soon.