Prince Harry blasted for ‘ludicrous’ parenting views after Oprah by royal expert

Prince Harry's "ludicrous" views on parenting have been slammed by a royal expert.

The criticism comes after Prince Harry appeared on the new episode of The Me You Can't See: The Path Forward with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Apple TV on Friday, May 28.

On the show, The Duke of Sussex spoke of how parents "aren't equipped" to help their children with daily stresses as they're growing up.

Prince Harry said: "I get the real feeling that so many parents don't feel equipped to be able to deal with these problems because so many people thinks there's mental illness and then there's everything else.

"And that everything else is the day-to-day stresses and anxieties.

"Whether it's gaming or their social media, whether it's isolation in front of their screens, all this kind of stuff, how can we collectively as a society prepare and make parents feel more comfortable and better equipped to deal with the daily stresses or the daily unknowings of what your children are going through, growing up in this world which we have allowed to be created which I believe is making us sicker."

But royal biographer Angela Levin, whose most recent book was Harry: Conversations with the Prince, has criticised Harry over the comments, claiming "You can't just say 'parents don't know'".

Ms Levin, talking on Mike Graham's talkRadio show on Friday, May 28, said: "The other thing he said that is also ludicrous is that parents now don't know, now, how to bring their children up in these difficult times.

"Well, I don't think many parents know exactly how to bring up their children, ever, and I think if you think about World War 2 and all of the things that happen every generation, you've just got to do the best you can.

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"You can't just say 'parents don't know'. You don't know the personality is of your child, some of them are very sensitive, some of them are not."

She added: "I think he let himself down, really. He's very confident. He now thinks he knows about this and he knows about parenting, well he's had a child for two years."

Prince Harry recently revealed that he intends to break the "cycle" of bad royal parenting with his own children.

The Duke of Sussex said he doesn’t intend for Archie or his new daughter he shares with wife Meghan Markle to experience the "pain and suffering" of becoming trapped in that cycle.

Appearing on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, which was released on Thursday, Harry revealed that he doesn’t intend to follow in his father Prince Charles’ footsteps, or mimic the way Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip raised Charles.

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"Isn’t life about breaking the cycle?" he asked during the episode.

"There’s no blame," Harry was quick to add.

"I don’t think anyone should be pointing the finger and blaming anyone.

"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."

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