Journalist Tom Bradby, a close friend of Harry’s, said the Duke of Sussex has been left “heartbroken by the situation with his family” after quitting royal duties and moving to America with Meghan Markle. But royal author Phil Dampier questioned why Harry decided to go ahead with it.
In a post on Twitter, Mr Dampier asked: “Why did he do it then?”
Many of the royal author’s followers were quick to agree with him.
One commented: “Quite Phil. Nobody bludgeoned him into his own actions.
“Most of us have learned the concept of Cause and Effect well before our 7th birthday.”
Another replied: “No one to blame but himself!!”
A third said: “Because he can’t see further than the end of his nose that’s why. Never thinks anything through to its logical conclusion. Daft as a brush!”
Mr Bradby made the comments about Harry during Sunday’s episode of Love Your Weekend With Alan Titchmarsh.
Asked if he thought the Duke and Duchess of Sussex seemed happier in the US, he said: “So are they unhappy? No, I think they are content, the things they are doing they are quite excited by.
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“To some extent I felt a little bit caught in the middle of them with that documentary which is a deeply uncomfortable place to be and that is, in a way, why I am always reluctant to say anything more because I don’t want to make anything worse or get in between anything or anything like that.”
Mr Bradby continued: “But are they unhappy out there? No, I don’t think that’s right, I think they are pretty happy actually, but I think they wrestle with their position in life – I think they all do. I think William does too. I don’t think he finds it easy.”
Meghan and Harry plunged the monarchy into a period of crisis when they shared plans to step back as senior royals.
The Queen was said to have been blindsided by the statement posted by the couple on Instagram.
She was forced to hastily arrange a summit at Sandringham with Prince Charles, William and Harry to deal with the issue.
Meghan and Harry ended royal duties on March 31.
They are now living in an £11 million mansion in Montecito, California, with their young son Archie.
The Queen’s grandson and the former Suits actress have signed lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify as they enjoy personal and financial freedom away from the Royal Family.