Prince Harry biographer claims he is 'shadow of himself' after moving to US with Meghan Markle
PRINCE Harry is "a shadow of himself" after moving to the US with Meghan Markle, his royal biographer has claimed.
Angela Levin, author of Harry: Conversations with the Prince, says she has witnessed a "shift in energy" in the Duke of Sussex, who now appears to "prioritise" his wife's happiness at all costs.
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Writing in the Telegraph, the royal biographer compared Harry and Meghan's relationship to that of Prince William and Kate Middleton's.
She noted that last week, William went along to one of Kate's solo engagements to protect her from difficult questions around Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview.
But Meghan is the leader in her relationship with Harry, Ms Levin suggested.
"William went along to protect her from questions over Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, and the resulting accusations of racism in the royal family – which he furiously dismissed," she wrote.
"Meghan, however – an actress who has spent her life seeking the limelight – likes to lead.
'SHADOW OF HIMSELF'
"And it seems Harry’s priority is to make her happy, even when it affects his close family. She has also apparently given Harry something of a makeover, encouraging him to stop smoking and to meditate and practise yoga."
She added: "He used to have an awesome way of giving hope and confidence to those who had been physically and psychologically damaged, but I have witnessed a shift in this energy.
"Nowadays, he seems to use it to almost lecture others on how to live their lives, and take the moral high ground.
"He has looked a shadow of himself these past few months.
"He has left his country, family, friends and military connections to set up life in Santa Barbara – where he and Meghan are raising their one-year-old son Archie, rescuing battery hens, making deals with Netflix and Spotify, and awaiting the birth of their daughter."
Meghan and Harry moved to their new home in Santa Barbara last year having stepped down from their positions as senior royals and leaving for the US.
And in their explosive interview with Oprah last week, they made a series of claims which sent shock waves through the Royal Family.
The pair said Archie wasn't made a prince after "concerns and conversations" about "how dark" his skin would be when he was born.
Meghan also revealed she had told Prince Harry she "didn’t want to be alive anymore" and had suicidal thoughts during her time as a senior royal.
Angela Levin said the revelations were "heartbreaking to hear," especially when Harry "was the charismatic, intuitive man who encouraged those with mental health issues to seek help".
But she suggested the Duke has now lost his voice too.
Speaking of the Oprah interview, she wrote: "When [Harry] occasionally tried to add a comment to the conversation with Oprah, [Meghan] often tapped him on the hand and he immediately stopped. She also noticeably talked over him.
"What he did say was that he believed that his father and brother were “trapped” within the monarchy, adding: 'I was trapped and didn’t know it until Meghan told me.'"
Harry is expected to join his brother for the unveiling of their late mother's statue at Kensington Palace this summer, an event Ms Levin suggests could be the "light at the end of the tunnel" for the brothers.
She added: "Whether that united front extends to their wives remains to be seen."
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