Prince Harry accused Prince Charles of passing a “cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering.” He told Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast that he debated stepping down from his royal duties for years because of the way his father treated his late mother, Princess Diana.
“It’s the job, right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it,” Harry said. “I was in my early 20s and I was thinking, ‘I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this. Look what it did to my mum; how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again?'”
He said that Charles was a victim too: “it’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed along anyway.”