Having downed his guns against the Taliban Prince Harry is training his sights on the British media as he seeks to make plain his feelings about having his private life dissected amidst the pages of the national press.
Proclaiming himself ‘angry’ Harry denounced the ‘rubbish’ that constitutes much media content whilst bemoaning the adverse impact this has had on his private life – and criticising the British public for buying it.
Speaking to ITV News Harry said: “All it does is upset me and anger me that people can get away with writing the stuff they do.
“My father (Prince Charles) always says don't read it, everyone says don't read it, because it's always rubbish. I'm surprised how many in the UK actually read it.”
Pointing to some recent examples of bad practice Harry cited some newspapers which had ‘forced’ Prince William and Catherine into revealing they were expecting a baby as well as erroneous reports that he had written to his sister-in-law from the front line – not to mention nude photos of him cavorting in a Las Vegas bedroom which were plastered across front pages.
Revelling in the freedom afforded by the war-torn Islamic state he has called home in recent weeks Harry said it was ‘great’ that ‘it's away from all the media back home, which is one of the real negative points about the UK.’
Harry added that the public were as much to blame as the hacks who wrote the articles as they were ‘guilty for buying the newspapers.’