Prince Harry in a new podcast published Thursday likened his life as a member of Britain’s royal family to “being in a zoo,” and expressed his displeasure with the public aspects of the royal family’s responsibilities.
Speaking with co-hosts Monica Padman and actor Dax Shepard on “Armchair Expert,” the prince expressed his discomfort with the psychological aspects of being constantly in the public eye, comparing it to Jim Carrey’s iconic role in “The Truman Show.”
“It’s the job, right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early 20s and I was thinking ‘I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this’,” he said on the podcast. “Look what it did to my mum. How am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family, when I know it’s going to happen again?
“It’s a mix between ‘The Truman Show’ and being in a zoo,” he added.
Prince Harry’s remarks come following his and his wife Meghan’s departure from their official roles with the royal family, and very public accusations the couple leveled against the family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.
The pair made headlines with shocking assertions in that conversation, including the charge that members of Britain’s royal family had discussed the potential skin color of the couple’s first child, Archie.