Prince Harry, the trauma queen, insists he’s not a ‘victim’
Prince Harry has made the most shocking claim since leaving royal life.
“I certainly don’t see myself as a victim,” he told Gabor Mate, the famed Hungarian-Canadian physician and author in an online therapy session to cap off his creepy memoir “Spare.”
It’s a rather hollow feeling when you consider that the royal family has claimed the “poor me” title of Duke of Roadkill from the House of Windsor for the past three years.
In a multimedia effort, he chronicled every sin committed against him by his cold, distant, racist family – and, of course, the media.
But now Harry, who has clearly read every scathing review from all corners of the press, rephrases his tasteless tell-all.
He called his continued exaggerated sharing an “act of service,” attaching virtue and charity to systematically and publicly throwing his family under the bus.
In this one, Harry’s final journey to enter his mental inner sanctum, the entrance fee was a cool $37.15. Viewers received an hour and a half of psychobabble buzzwords perceptible only to people using the phrase “lived experience.”
Sometimes it felt like watching a fierce competition between two grown men to see who could use the word “trauma” more.
Yes, it was a trauma-pa-looza.
First, the good doctor noted that Harry suffered from not being hugged and cuddled as a child. As a result, Harry said, he “smothers” his children with love.
Harry said he has always felt different from his family and was not interested in erudite pursuits. He thrived on the rugby field and in the wilderness. And he said the military was a good place for him because the armed forces “tend to recruit people from broken homes.”
They talked about drugs: Harry was into cocaine. He said marijuana helped him, and Ayahuasca assisted in clearing the “windshield”.
But this was not all an empty, exploitative exercise.
Mate unknowingly opened a fascinating window into Prince Harry’s mind when he presented him with numerous mental health diagnoses.
These clinical assessments were based on the doctor’s reading of “Spare”.
Immediately Harry brightened at the prospect of adding more to his pile of problems to work out in therapy, his favorite sport.
Mate said Harry has ADHD. And appropriately as the conversation begins to meander into other areas (as ADD will make you do), Harry kept interrupting. He wanted Mate to finish the list, giggling like a child at Christmas.
Mate noted that Harry has depression, agoraphobia, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress injury. No Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Language is important.
Whatever words you want to use, there’s one clear conclusion: Prince Harry is addicted to trauma, whether real or imagined.
He and his wife Meghan Markle literally live in a house built by trauma – a $14.7 million retreat in Montecito – paid for by acting on his family turmoil and his childhood tragedies.
There is a point where Harry and Mate discuss how acknowledging trauma initiates the healing process.
But it’s clear Prince Harry doesn’t want to move on or close old wounds.
Being wounded and hurt is the ginger prince’s most comfortable place and, unfortunately, what he considers his most valuable resource.
Yes, the “T” word is like a warm bed to him on a cold, rainy morning.
And he doesn’t move.