Susanna Reid says Prince Harry is dragging the Royal Family into criticism

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Photo credit: Getty

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid accused Prince Harry of dragging the Royal Family into criticism during a fiery debate with co-host Adil Ray.

The duo was discussing the Duke of Sussex teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for a new documentary called The Me You Can’t See.

The official trailer for the show uses archive footage of Prince Harry standing next to Prince Charles at Princess Diana’s funeral, while a voiceover says, "Treating people with dignity is the first act."

Susanna, 50 and Adil, 47, were discussing the trailer with GMB guest and royal journalist Andrew Pierce, who said it was "appalling" that Harry had used images of his mother’s funeral.

Susanna agreed, saying, "you’re dragging your family into criticism, aren’t you? Anyone who goes into therapy is going to be drawn into a discussion but I’m not sure your parents wants to hear that discussion."

She later added: "It’s so personal - I absolutely support him talking about mental health. I just think when you divulge all the reasons behind that and drag other people into it, you’re dragging other people into it."

Adil, who has replaced Piers Morgan as the new co-host, supported Meghan Markle and Prince Harry discussing their experience in the Royal Family and completely disagreed with co-star Susanna.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

He argued, "the bit about Prince Charles is about 20 seconds, he talks about them as a more general thing. He doesn't want to be a part of the Royal Family since he was 20, he's got the power, he's got the influence, he's saying 'well what can I do?'. He's suffering from mental health. You can't talk about mental health without talking about your personal situation and family situation."

Adil continued, "why can't Harry talk about that? Prince William talked about mental health in his documentary. He said when he suffered from mental health issues, he said no one was there to help him... I think it's nothing short of a disgrace the way Prince Harry is treated."

The debate became heated, with guest journalist Andrew saying, "this film is trailed as 'Prince Harry' that's what this is all about. Prince Harry flogging his royal connection, his royal lineage, otherwise they wouldn't be interested in him on American TV. Give up the titles mate."

Royal experts have said Harry's latest interview is another blow for his relationship with Prince Charles, after Harry said he wants to "break the cycle of genetic pain and suffering" caused by royal parenting.

The Me You Can’t See is available to watch on Apple TV+ from Friday 21st May.

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