While some think Prince Harry's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey was a huge mistake, royal expert Ingrid Seward insisted that the father-of-one "knew what he was doing" by airing out his claims.
"I can swear to you that, and he wanted to rock that boat," she told Page Six. "Quite why, I don’t understand, but he did want to. And then he did."
"I don’t think he’s surprised by the repercussions or that he regrets it for a moment," added Seward.
The author pointed out that "nobody attacks the royals," so Harry and Meghan Markle must have been well aware that their TV special would cause chaos. "I’ve never heard of a member of the royal family criticizing them the way Harry or Meghan does," she pointed out.
During their interview, the pair claimed Meghan and their 2-year-old son, Archie, were the targets of racism, which was one of the leading factors in their decision to leave the royal family and move to California.
They also said that no one would help them fend off the obnoxious paparazzi, and more importantly, they stated that they were left to suffer on their own when they raised concerns about their mental well-being. The Suits star even revealed that she had suicidal moments.
However, Seward finds their claims suspicious.
"I find that so difficult to understand ... what she was trying to tell us there. You don’t go to the HR department in the U.K. You go and see a doctor, or you say to your husband, ‘Darling, I feel dreadful, I need you to find someone,'" she noted. "Harry was in therapy himself, so he must have known people."
In the author's opinion, the actress' real struggle as a member of the royal family stemmed from her lack of knowledge about their traditions.
"She has always had a voice and I think she just didn’t understand that as a royal duchess, you can’t have a voice," she explained.
“I think she had no idea she wouldn’t be able to say what she thought or wouldn’t be able to voice her opinion," concluded Seward. "That’s what she was used to all her life, and suddenly she’s in a straitjacket."