Prince Harry suggests that he's NO LONGER privileged, despite living in €14 million LA mansion

Prince Harry suggests that he's NO LONGER privileged, despite living in €14 million LA mansion

PRINCE HARRY has incredibly suggested that he no longer lives his life in a position of privilege.

Speaking on actor Dax Shepard's podcast, the Duke of Sussex revealed that he'd been looking for a way out of the Royal Family since he was in his early twenties because of "what it did to my mum".

He even compared his life to 'The Truman Show' - a film starring Jim Carey where the main character discovers his life is nothing more than a reality show - or to being an animal in a cage.

But the thing which left listeners particularly confused was the moment Harry appeared to suggest he was longer as privileged as he used to be.

Comparing his early years to the humble beginnings of Oprah Winfrey, the Duke said: "If Oprah is at one end, I am on the other based on my privilege and upbringing. And Oprah's at the opposite end, then every single one of us is somewhere along there.

"By the way I truly believe you can move along the spectrum as well - wherever you were born you may start in one place but that will change overtime."

Royal author Angela Levin, who wrote 2018 book Harry: Conversations with the Prince, was quick to criticise the comments, tweeting this afternoon: "Harry's the victim again on Dax Shepard's podcast.

"Reveals he and Meg pretended not to know each other in a supermarket and that although he was born into privilege now believes 'you may start in one place but you can change in time'. So his 16-bathroom home isn't privilege?"

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Image: CBS

Ms Levin was referring to the couple's €14 million mansion in Montecito, California, where they have been living since last summer as after stepping down as senior royals at the start of last year.

During his explosive interview with Oprah, where he and his wife Meghan Markle made a number of damning - and mostly unsubstantiated - accusation against the Royal Family, Harry claimed he had been "cut off financially" by his father Prince Charles.

This is despite the fact that he had moved into his lavish hill-side mansion just over a year before, and had no trouble securing multi-million euro deals with the likes of Spotify and Netflix - thanks in no small part to his royal past - to fund his luxurious lifestyle.

During the podcast, Harry also revealed that his wife Meghan Markle encouraged him to seek therapy after she "saw he was angry".

Dax asked the Duke what it's like being in a "tiny group" of royals "watched by millions", to which Harry replied: "Yep, it's a mix between The Truman Show and living in a zoo".

When asked if he felt like he was "in a cage" while performing royal duties, he said: "It's the job, right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early twenties 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.

"Look at what it did to Mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it's going to happen again?

"I've seen behind the curtain, I've seen the business model and seen how this whole thing works and I don't want to be a part of this."