Why Prince Harry Doesn't Want To Parent In The Same Way As Prince Charles

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been making headlines ever since they made the shocking decision to step down from their royal duties. The pair have been vocal about issues they faced with the British media and their concern for their own mental health, per BBC. They've also been open about the racism they experienced, explaining there were multiple conversations the royal family was having about how dark skinned their unborn child might be. Harry has said he won't give the name of the royal who spoke to him about this, but that the conversation was awkward and left him completely shocked. 


With all of the negative experiences they've had, it's not super surprising that the couple wanted to plant roots somewhere else to raise their family. They currently reside in a staggering 14,500-square-foot home in Montecito, California, which features a pool and rose gardens, according to Vogue. The lot is said to be idyllic and is in a quiet neighborhood that gives them the privacy they desire. If it wasn't already made abundantly clear by his actions, Harry recently said that he's looking to do things differently than his father, Prince Charles.

Prince Harry explains he's trying to "break that cycle"

During an interview with Dax Shepard for his "Armchair Expert" podcast, Harry admitted that he's not wanting to parent like his father did (via Us Weekly). "I don't think anyone should be pointing the finger and blaming anyone," Harry told the host. "Certainly, when it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain and suffering because of the pain and suffering that perhaps my father or parents suffered. I'm gonna make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on."


Harry admitted that after becoming a dad himself, he started to question where some of his own father's pain came from. He said he started piecing together how Charles was treated growing up and what ultimately led to his suffering as a child. "I also know that it's connected to his parents, so that means that he's treating me the way that he was treated, which means how can we change that for my kids? Here I am," Harry said. "I now moved my whole family to the U.S. That wasn't the plan. But sometimes you've got to make decisions and put your family first and mental health first."