Queen Elizabeth apparently gave Prince Harry’s new Apple TV series ‘The Me You Can’t See’ the go ahead, it’s been revealed.
However, the monarch had “no idea” Harry would accuse the royal family of “total neglect” during the interview, reports the Daily Mail. Apparently she didn’t know that Harry would be discussing matters to do with the Royal family.
The show, which is available to watch on Apple TV+ now, sees Harry discuss his struggle with drugs and alcohol following the death of his mother, Diana, when he was twelve.
According to a source, while the Queen gave Harry the go ahead for the show, her ‘blessing’ was for a show about mental health support for army veterans.
A source close to the royals has claimed that the Queen and Prince Charles are “absolutely gobsmacked” by what Harry had to say on his new show – and claim trust between him and the rest of the royals is “hanging by a thread”.
“Those around the queen and Prince Charles are absolutely gobsmacked by what has happened. It is a question of trust, and honestly any of that is hanging by a thread at the moment,” said a source close to Buckingham Palace.
In the series, Prince Harry suggested that his father, Prince Charles, had allowed his children to “suffer.” He also accused the monarchy and media in the U.K. of attempting to smear his wife, Meghan Markle.
“No one within the Palace circles has anything but sympathy for Harry’s trauma and troubled life, but there is upset and discomfort at him sharing it on an international television show,” the source added.
According to the source, the show would not have been given Royal approval if the content matter had been made clearer.