Prince Harry ‘didn’t know which way to turn’ before meeting Meghan Markle and was ‘struggling to find himself,’ Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton claims
- Prince Harry was a ‘very angry young man’ before meeting Meghan Markle
- Biographer also claimed two years earlier the royal was ‘taking on the world’
- Added Duke was struggling with the loss of his mother and to find himself
Andrew Morton, who famously penned Princess Diana’s blockbuster biography in 1992, went on to describe the Duke of Sussex as a ‘very angry young man’ who was ‘taking on the world’ before he met his wife.
‘I think even when she fell for Harry, she insisted that he went for counselling for the anger issues that he had,’ said Andrew, speaking with royal commentators Rachel Burchfield and Jessica Robinson on Podcast Royal.
‘Two or three years before that, he was a very angry young man and he was taking on the world, he was taking on paparazzi photographers particularly.
Prince Harry ‘didn’t know which way to turn’ before meeting Meghan Markle, Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton has claimed. Pictured, Prince Harry visits 42 Commando Royal Marines, Bickleigh, Devon, on 20 February 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan speak at Global Citizen Live in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in New York
‘He was stumbling out of bars dishevelled and worse the wear for drink and he didn’t seem to have a compass.’
Andrew continued: ‘He didn’t know which way to turn, and at that time, he was struggling to find himself and struggling with the loss of his mother, struggling to come to terms with it and as a young man, he wasn’t always the popular Harry of popular imagination.
‘He was described in some fairly pejorative terms for some of his behaviour.’
In 2004, Prince Harry hit the headlines after being involved in a ‘scuffle’ with a photographer outside Pangaea nightclub near Piccadilly in London’s West End nightclub.
Prince Harry, Prince William and Princess Diana on holiday in Majorca, Spain in August 1987
A year later, a young Harry had caused a stir himself when, at just 20 years old, he dressed up for a party in a Nazi uniform, complete with swastika armband, sparking condemnation from politicians and Jewish human rights organisations.
After pictures of the outfit were published, an apology was issued on behalf of Harry for his ‘poor choice of costume’.
Then, in 2012, the royal enjoyed a wild weekend in Las Vegas, where he was snapped in just a necklace while a naked girl hid behind him following a game of strip billiards in his VIP suite.
But the biographer claimed that the Duke of Sussex ‘found his cause in life’ when he left the British Army and gave a helping hand in launching the Invictus Games.
‘He’d cleaned up his act, he’d gotten involved in the Invictus Games, he had found his cause in life and he stuck to that, helping disabled, mentally injured soldiers and servicewomen find themselves and I think that was something that helped him find himself,’ Andrew explained.