Eye-Opening New Details About Prince Harry's Birth Are Emerging

It's no secret that the marriage of the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles was extremely tumultuous. Following their eventual divorce in 1996, and Diana's tragic death in 1997, the pair's two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, experienced a period of tremendous pain. Now, decades later, some heartbreaking new details about Harry's birth have emerged. 

Andrew Morton's book "Diana: Her True Story" famously recounted the story of when the Duke of Sussex was born. As per Readers Digest, Charles apparently wanted a baby girl, and when Harry arrived, his father's alleged first words were, "Oh God, it's a boy ... and he's even got red hair." In the book, Morton wrote that her husband's comments "cut Diana to the core." 

The 2022 documentary "The Princess" shows the life of Princess Diana from a unique perspective, and covers everything from her entry into the royal family, her marriage to Charles, and sadly, her death. In the HBO doc, fresh details about Charles' behavior on the day of Harry's birth also come to light — and it is not a good look for the future King.

Prince Charles had other plans the day of Harry's birth

One heartbreaking moment in the HBO documentary "The Princess" arrives when Princess Diana and Prince Charles return home from the hospital with their newborn son, Prince Harry. However, not even an hour after arriving home with his wife and baby boy, Charles is shown leaving the house to play polo. 

Per Good to Know, the news clip shows Charles driving out of Kensington Palace as a reporter narrates, "then, less than an hour later, Prince Charles left to play polo – something most new fathers would hardly dare to suggest." Another commentator in the HBO doc then adds that the future King continued acting as if he were still a bachelor even after he was married. 

"He has always carried on ever since he got married as if he were a bachelor," the commentator says. "He's made absolutely — and he never did from the word 'go' — almost any concession to being a married man with the responsibilities of a wife and now two children."

"The Princess" is described as a "visceral submersion into Diana's life in the constant and often intrusive glare of the media spotlight," and the documentary dropped on HBO on August 13, 2022. 

Parallels have emerged between Princess Diana's tragedy and Meghan and Harry

The director of the HBO documentary "The Princess" says he sees parallels between the press frenzy surrounding Diana Spencer and the media's coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Director Ed Perkins talked to People about the parallels, highlighting the similarities — especially after Harry and Meghan decided to step back from their royal duties in 2020. "For a space of about a month or two, it seemed like [Harry and Meghan] were the only thing people were talking about," Perkins explained. "Very few people were apathetic, and it reminded me of the response I was seeing in the archive from 25, 30 years previously, where, for the entirety of Diana's public life, we were dissecting everything."

The director of the HBO documentary told the outlet that he was knee-deep in 1,000 hours of video, reviewing clips about Diana when the Sussexes left the U.K. in 2020. "People had strong polarized opinions all the way throughout her life and after her death, and it did feel interesting that there was a sort of similar national conversation happening 25 years later," Perkins said. 

"The Princess" director isn't the only one who has pointed out such similarities. In 2021, Bot Sentinel reported the Sussexes were the targets of a powerful cyber-bullying attack in October of that year. Sentinel detailed the online attack had a "potential reach of 17,000,000 users" in one month.