Prince Harry feels ‘regretful, awkward and embarrassed’ over Oprah interview, expert claims

Prince Harry was ‘hurt and angry’ over how his wife was treated by the Royal Family and used their Oprah Winfrey interview to ‘get it out’ – but is now ‘regretful and embarrassed’, a royal expert has claimed.

Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, got to know the Duke of Sussex, 36, during his decade-long stint as a royal editor and described him as ‘hot-headed’.

Speaking to Closer magazine, he said Harry has a tendency to act on impulse and recalled a time when the prince ‘flew off the handle’ at him following a misunderstanding at Peter Phillips‘ stag do in 2008.

Duncan told how he explained to William and Harry that he wouldn’t get in their way while covering the event, and would liaise with them about the story he’d run.

Prince Harry was ‘hurt and angry’ over how his wife was treated by the Royal Family and used the Oprah interview to ‘get it out’ – but is now ‘regretful and embarrassed’, a royal expert has claimed

During the weekend, he said the Duke of Cambridge invited him to join them for a drink in the beer garden, but Harry was ‘livid’ thinking he’d snuck in there on the sly.

‘He’s a hot-headed guy, he acts on his emotions,’ Duncan told Closer. ‘He saw red and we had a row – but after William explained, he calmed down, apologised and we had a beer.’

Duncan added that he believes a ‘similar thing happened’ when it came to the Oprah Winfrey interview last month, in which Harry and Meghan claimed Charles and William are ‘trapped’ in ‘The Firm’ and accused the royals of institutional racism, alleging one member of the family questioned what colour their son Archie’s skin would be.

‘Harry was clearly hurt and angry about Meghan’s experience with the royals – and used the interview to get it out,’ Duncan said. ‘But after returning home, I’ve no doubt he’s been feeling embarrassed, regretful and awkward. He’s now facing the consequences. I believe he’ll regret that interview – and maybe his decision to leave the Royal Family.’

Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, got to know the Duke of Sussex, 36, during his decade-long stint as a royal editor and described him as 'hot-headed' (pictured with Harry in 2008 in Buthe Buthe, Lesotho)

Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, got to know the Duke of Sussex, 36, during his decade-long stint as a royal editor and described him as ‘hot-headed’ (pictured with Harry in 2008 in Buthe Buthe, Lesotho)

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