Prince Harry Once Shouted 'I Hate You' at His Father for Making Princess Diana Cry
Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ deteriorating marriage affected Prince Harry to the point that he “attacked” and shouted “I hate you” at his father for making Princess Diana cry, according to a royal author.
In biographer, Andrew Morton’s 2011 book, “William and Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding,” he revealed how deeply the relationship between his parents affected Prince Harry.
The couple’s “parental rivalry” caused heated arguments “behind the closed doors of Kensington Palace” and one such an argument, Andrew claimed, caused young Prince Harry to attack his father “ineffectually beating him on the legs with his fists and yelled, “I hate you, I hate you, you make Mummy cry.”
With Prince William older than his brother, Andrew said he handled the situation differently. "William, sensitive and a little shy, was old enough to absorb the confusing and emotional meaning behind the stony silences and harsh words when his parents were together.”
On at least one of the times Princess Diana locked herself in her bedroom while crying so no one would see her, Prince William pushed tissues under the door to her. But it doesn’t mean he didn’t shout at his father from time to time.
According to the royal expert, Katie Nicholl’s book, “William and Harry,” shy and sensitive Prince William also reached a point where the bicker became too much and reportedly said to Prince Charles, "I hate you, Papa. I hate you so much. Why do you make Mummy cry all the time?"
Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce got finalized after 15 years together, in 1996. The two boys were close to their mother and also to one of Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes.
Lady Jane promised to look after Princes Harry and William after Diana died. She did her best to give them a sense of normalcy their mother always wanted for them while learning to cope with the demands of royal life.
The brothers remained close with Lady Jane throughout the years, close enough for Lady Jane to be one of the first to have visited Prince Harry and Meghan after the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, the Telegraph reported.
At Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, her brother Earl Spencer delivered one of the most talked about eulogies in contemporary British history.
Therein he expressed his wish that Princess Diana’s legacy will continue to shine, particularly through Prince Harry and Prince William.
"We fully respect the heritage into which they have both been born, and will always respect and encourage them in their royal role," he said during the eulogy. “But we, like you, recognize the need for them to experience as many different aspects of life as possible to arm them spiritually and emotionally for the years ahead. I know you would have expected nothing less from us.”
And now that Prince Harry has a child of his own, it is something he wished he could have shared with his mother, and a legacy he would want to live on through them.
After Archie’s birth, Prince Harry revealed how much he missed his mother and shared his thoughts on fatherhood.