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Prince Harry Criticizes 'Incessant Need' of Media Focus in his Life - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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LONDON- Britain’s Prince Harry, the fourth prince in line to the throne, condemned what he called an “incessant need” of the media to dig into his private and personal life, where he stated and made it clear that he is ready to put a lot of effort and work very hard to guard the space that divides his public and personal life.

Prince Harry, 31, seemed irritated that this space had currently become almost non-existent.

Prince Harry stressed on everyone’s right to have their own privacy and thought it was utterly unimportant for others to have the desire to know all the little details that flow and go behind the scenes of his private life.

Noting that the relationship between media and the British royal family has long had a fractious structure, recalling that late Princess Diana, Harry’s mother, was habitually followed by the press and unfortunately lost her life in a car crash back in 1997 by the time she was chased by tabloid photographers.

The prince said in an pre-recorded interview from the United States, where he is at the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded British, American and allied military personnel, that they will continue to do their best to ensure that there is that dividing line between his personal life and the press.

Noting that he has, on several occasions, come under intense media scrutiny for his party lifestyle, most notably the leak of a video in 2012 showing the grandson of the Queen cavorting with a nude young woman in a hotel room in Las Vegas.

Critics have often condemned the British tabloids for their disregard of privacy. But since an inquiry into press ethics was launched in 2011, more newspapers have refrained from covering some more personal stories.

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