The Authentic Prince Harry and his Upcoming Memoir
Another day and I read again in the tabloids and broadsheets of this incessant power drive by Prince Harry to keep the Royal family on edge, irrespective and seemingly devoid of the fact that his grandmother celebrates her Platinum anniversary next year. How thoroughly disrespectful to our Monarch who has led the nation through many national crises and demonstrated pure humanitarianism grace fortitude and human compassion. Our Queen radiates love and empathy across all cultures in the commonwealth and here in the UK, never to be equated to Meghan Duchess of Sussex who lectures the nation narcissistically, about our need to be kind to one another reaching out and showing compassion. The nature of their hypocrisy permeates our social perceptions of these two young Royals. We roar out loud “Where is the authenticity “ we expect of this couple? It can be seen in their philanthropic deeds of good will and charitable donations …fact.. but authenticity infers transparency and accountability to both British and American public. Do reveal which charities benefitted from the megadeals and which mental health charities are likely to receive help and support in future?
In the context of both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’. dream of a new life in Los Angeles and being industrious by creating mega deals with multinational corporations, besides becoming authors in their own right, my view is that the underlying motives that drive their tenacious spirit needs to be extracted and dissected psychologically .There is no way Harry’s upcoming memoir will be written in a way that is novel, illuminating the real authentic Prince Harry we all wish to see. What is the real cost of self presentation of Harry’s authentic self or possible selves?
We as the British public would not be so foolish as to accept that this upcoming memoir is the unadulterated work of our beloved Prince Harry and devoid of any cognitive processing by his Royal wife Meghan well versed in her literary skills. The memoir I’m certain will be potentially destabilizing for some or all of the royal family, such is the power of the written word. Words are dangerous, and I continue to raise the questions about the entire aim of the book.
From what I have read so far, on the surface what do we have we to fear one might ask? Harry will tell us all about salient aspects of his life we know nothing about. Introspectively, I ask myself daily who is Prince Harry the charmer fun loving kindhearted much loved and adored young Prince of past years.
As I dissected his personality and core characteristics in the past during his adolescent years stripping away all the layers that encapsulated his mindset, I can reveal who the authentic Harry was.
What has happened developmentally is that with the growth of his various domains of self competences, some of his core personality traits have been selectively put aside and replaced by other traits exacerbated by the influence of his American wife Meghan. We could well argue that our own authentic selves can come under threat when we fall in love with an incredibly attractive older spouse or partner with an alpha female dominance.
What I fear is that having delved deep into Harrys personality for several years and more recently seen the radical change in his persona and multitude of various jobs, I fear for his mental health and wellbeing in the next few years. Prince Harry needs to stop playing war games using his militaristic strategies against his siblings and family circle, but lets see the genuine authentic selfless Prince Harry.
I’m also concerned that once his memoir is published, who else in his Soho farmhouse celebrity circle of aristocratic socialites will be the bulls eye of his attention and focus? Who has betrayed him in the past? Who can escape the wrath of Harry and Meghan?
I feel for Prince William and Catherine, now in training to be King and Queen of England some day. This is where William has to demonstrate his deep sense of emotional resilience and fortitude with the devotion of the ever so graceful and forgiving Catherine.
The widely media reported feud between both brothers will not be resolved for many more years. The psychological hurt has gone deep into the very heart of the matter in both young Princes. Now is the time Harry to show us the action man you are and show us the much sermonized compassion and mental health concern you preach to us about, in reaching out with Meghan to Prince William and Catherine and also to emotional healing of Meghan’s estranged relationship with her father. Authenticity matters.