While some presume that Prince Harry has regret over leaving the royal family and the U.K. behind, journalist and mental health advocate Bryony Gordon believes the Duke of Sussex is thriving in California.
"The anger of the past has gone, and it has been replaced with a sense of purpose," she explained in the Daily Telegraph. "California is not just Harry’s physical home for now – it is also his spiritual one, where nobody thinks anything of openly discussing their struggles."
"And the Prince Harry we can’t see is perhaps the one we don’t want to — the one who is getting on just fine, happily following his own path outside the conventions we are used to seeing him in," she pointed out. "Hiking. Taking the dogs to the beach. Preparing for the imminent arrival of his daughter. Speaking his truth in the hope of helping those who are unable to, and not caring how cheesy anyone might think that sounds."
Aside from his and Meghan Markle's deals with Netflix and Spotify, Harry has been focusing on his passion for spreading awareness on mental health.
Later this month, his documentary with Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can't See, will debut on AppleTV+, and he also took on the role as chief impact officer with Silicon Valley startup BetterUp.
Gordon predicted that the AppleTV+ doc "will put to bed any suggestions that the Duke of Sussex regrets the interview with Oprah that was aired in March."
The journalist noted that Harry is aware of the fact that he has a ton of critics, but "he has accepted this, and it is this acceptance that has set him free, in many ways."
"He is no longer living in fear of the repercussions of existing as himself, as he wants and needs to be," declared Gordon. "He knows he has made mistakes – who among us hasn’t? – but he now sees that the most efficient way to live is truthfully, and not just by the expectations of others."