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While many in the British royal family are reportedly bitter about Prince Harry’s departure in 2020, he seems to have an unlikely ally behind the scenes who believes he’s really “suffering”.
Emanuele Philiberto, Duke of Savoy recently told Fox News He believes Prince Harry is going through a really tough time, and his solo appearance at the coronation of Charles III proved it. “When I saw him arrive alone at the coronation of King Charles, I felt a little sad…because he is still the son of the King of England,” he said. “I think he’s very distressed by what’s happening now.”
Philiberto added of her opinion on Prince Harry’s controversy: “I think private matters should be kept private within the family.”
“I know what it feels like to be part of the royal family, to have blood running through me. I’m not the kind of person who tries to criticize people because I , for example, because I went completely out of protocol, because I wanted to show myself to the Italian public,” he said. “That’s why I did TV. I accept everyone, and all I want is for them to be happy.” [(raise) their children in another life. And in the end, we’ll see who was right and who was not.”
For those that may be unaware, the similarities between Filiberto and Harry are quite apparent. For instance, they’ve both been embroiled in controversies in the past decade and have abdicated in some way.
Filiberto’s first controversy was back in 2015, when he and aristocratic journalist Beatrice Borromeo were in a legal battle. Borromeo broke a story on Filiberto’s father’s confession related to Dirk Hamer’s death, to which Filiberto sued for defamation. He was in another major controversy three years later when he tried to launch a political campaign that would restore the Italian monarchy to its “former glory,” according to SCMP.
And much like how Harry abdicated in 2020, Filiberto abdicated his claim as heir apparent and gave his place in the line of succession to his daughter Princess Vittoria of Savoy, per UNILAD.
Now, as for what Filiberto thinks about the Spare author’s choices, he simply ended the interview by saying, “… You grew up to be like this. But you know, it’s [their] Make a choice and may God bless them. And I hope they have a wonderful life. “
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