Prince Charles' parenting mantra that Prince Harry confirmed he's shunning when it comes to raising Lilibet Diana

Prince Harry and Prince Charles
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Prince Charles' parenting mantra will be shunned by his son Prince Harry after the Duke of Sussex confirmed he plans to raise Lilibet Diana differently.

Prince Charles' parenting style is one which his son Prince Harry has confirmed he doesn't plan to use when it comes to raising his own children.

The Duke of Sussex opened up on his upbringing, claiming his father Prince Charles left him to suffer following the death of his mother Princess Diana.

Speaking on his Apple+TV mental health docuseries The Me You Can't See, Prince Harry suggested that a lack of support when he was growing up contributed to the deterioration of his mental health as an adult.

He said, "My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.’ That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer."

Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William

He shared his desire to break a cycle of suffering from being passed onto his children as he spoke of his 'unresolved trauma'. He explained how he planned to do things differently with son Archie, two, and newborn daughter Lilibet Diana, with wife Meghan Markle. He said, "In fact, quite the opposite – if you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids."

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Charles

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In addition to the 'cycle of pain of suffering' Harry claims he received growing up, Prince Harry hinted that he is to expose more bombshell news after he compared himself to Princess Diana, as his relationship with his father Charles has become strained in recent months.

Harry claimed during his bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview earlier this year that his father had stopped taking his calls after he stepped down from the royal family.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)