In recent days Prince Harry has been promoting his new book, Spare.
Perhaps the most shocking revelation is that Prince William physically attacked Prince Harry, leaving him bruised and battered.
I’ve asserted for some time that the royal family is synonymous with domestic abuse, not least for the way in which they contributed to Diana’s poor mental health and ultimately her death. I would implore domestic abuse charities to speak out against them, if they are really invested in ending abuse, at every level of society. The elites set the bar, and it’s on the ground.
This country’s foundations are built on the whims of a womanising monarch. Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. What a lovely little nursery rhyme. A nation built on the abuse of its most privileged women, a religion made up on the spot to enable him. History repeats itself, of this we can be sure, unless we make profound changes to the way we conduct ourselves, which appears to be what Prince Harry is attempting to do now, getting ahead of the propaganda, providing an option at least for another perspective, or the truth.
I am not surprised Prince William is physically violent as well as being emotionally abusive. He is being honed into the king of England, the most coddled man in all the land. You probably can’t hit him back, even if you are his brother, or else risk being charged, for treason/endangering the future King’s life. I suppose it’s the kind of entitlement that enables you to cheat on your wife and scapegoat your sister in law. I imagine Meghan Markle was shocked to discover her new brother in law is a lying cheating scumbag. The bottom fell out of her world when she realised he was behind the abuse she was getting.
I’ve been there, my blood also ran cold when I discovered that the people who should have had my back above all others were secretly pulling the ground away from underneath me. I understand the pain of having family members who want to see you dead. It is the most unsettling thing to be exposed and “fed to the wolves” by those you would have died to protect. They saw your need for love and emotion as a weakness, Harry. They see it as a flaw, because they cannot feel and have to denigrate anything they do not understand. That’s their loss.
It is not on you to fix this. It is on them to develop a conscience and empathise with you. If they are capable, that is. Otherwise any attempts on your part will be misconstrued, twisted into something else.
You cannot forgive them before they have asked for your forgiveness.
And even if they ever do, things can never be the way they were before.
This is a family that gives cover to child rapists, an intergenerational privilege if the stories are anything to go by. HRH the sweaty nonce Prince Andrew is given a free pass from the state and the mainstream press. Andrew isn’t threatened with expulsion from The Firm despite costing them a small fortune and bringing shame upon the family. Child exploitation hasn’t ruined their reputation quite in the same way as their mixed race daughter in law, showing us their priorities are dangerously muddled up. But that is how this tiny island off mainland Europe was able to bring the world to its knees, by committing the sorts of crimes that shake any decent person to the core, and getting away with it.
Harry is experiencing some kind of Stockholm Syndrome, something I have in the past experienced myself. You think there has to be a way, a route back to forgiveness, if we just do or say the right thing, we can make it all better. People who have been gaslighted by narcissistic sociopaths think like this, because the blame is always placed squarely at the victim’s feet. We do not control the violent tendencies of our abusers, it is not our fault, we don’t make anyone do anything. Rehabilitation only works if the other side are committed to fixing things and then, if they can be trusted to speak the truth. If they cannot even admit their wrongdoings, there is no case for a reconciliation.
Be content with a wife who loves you better than your own kin, Harry, and two beautiful children who are a testament to that. Some of us don’t even get that.