ITV, CBS, GMA…(and please excuse the use of another acronym): ICYMI, Prince Harry is on the interview circuit for his tell-all memoir Spare, out today, and the royal revelations keep coming. And while I haven't had a chance to read the book in full—I’m currently speeding through the audio version (read by the Prince himself) as I type—I have seen every interview the Duke of Sussex has sat for so far. Yes, that includes his 90-minute Tom Bradby sitdown only available in the U.K. (or stateside with the use of a VPN—thank you, technology!). My conclusion, as a royal watcher and cohost of the Royally Obsessed podcast? Prince Harry is at war—not with the Windsors, but with the writers of Fleet Street, aka the British tabloid media.
You might be thinking to yourself: “Yawn. We’ve heard this saga before.” From the Oprah interview to the Netflix docuseries, it’s obvious the Sussexes have a major bone to pick with the British press. But I’m here to tell you that every problem, every hurdle, every obstacle Harry has ever faced, in his mind, all stems from the same villain. My biggest takeaway? His insistence in repeatedly laying the blame on them continues to feed the beast he so vehemently opposes.