Prince Harry has thrown The Queen, Prince Philip and dad Prince Charles "under the bus" for slamming their parenting style in a podcast, a royal author claims.
Robert Jobson branded the Duke of Sussex "embarrassing" and said his claims that he wanted to "break the cycle" of pain for him and his wife Meghan Markle and children "smacks of pretty shameless behaviour".
Harry claimed his 72-year-old dad “suffered” due to his upbringing by the Queen and Philip, then “treated me the way he was treated” as he described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo".
The 1998 Jim Carrey-starring film followed the life of a man unaware he is living in a reality TV programme.
Mr Jobson said on the Australian breakfast show Sunrise: "He believes this himself, and mental health is a big, big issue out there, but come on – really to keep harping on like this is getting embarrassing.
"To criticise his father for his parenting skills, but also the Queen and Prince Philip, who only just had his funeral – he's only just lost his grandfather. I think it smacks of pretty shameless behaviour."
He added that other royals would have listened to the damning podcast, saying: "I know for a fact that people around them have heard it and seen reports online and it's going to be all over the papers."
And Mr Jobson said Charles has been "trying to keep an olive branch out for Harry and to Meghan and he'd prefer to have them on-side, but it doesn't seem like Harry is in any way listening".
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The author then took to Twitter, adding: "So Prince Haz has not only thrown his dad under the bus, but the Queen and late grandpa too for their parenting style.
"Forgive me, but he’s been a dad for how long?
"Perhaps he should pen a book on how to parent properly drawing on his wealth of experience? For “charity” of course."
Harry told Thursday's “Armchair Expert” podcast: “I verbalise it, which is, ‘Isn’t life about breaking the cycle’?
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"There’s no blame, I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.
“But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering perhaps my father or my parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
“There is a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway. As parents we should be doing the most that we can to say, ‘You know what, that happened to me, I’m gonna make sure that’s not going to happen to you’.”
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Harry claimed he “always felt different” from his relatives long before he quit royal duty with Meghan, 39, last year.
He said: “It’s the job, grin and bear and get on with it…. Privilege does give you blinkers. Mine were never particularly on straight, I have always felt different.”
Harry added: "OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he's treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?"
Prince Harry's representative has been approached for comment.
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