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When you start working in digital media, one of the first things you have learned is to never read the comments. Even if you are just reporting the facts most directly or sharing the lightest thoughts, the comment section is nowhere yet, if you want to spend time.
Unfortunately, no one seems to have ever told Prince Harry. according to this Gain independence, Upcoming biography of Sussex By reporters for Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Prince Harry often reads comments on articles about him and Meghan, some of which may be particularly nasty or racist.
“Scrolling on his iPhone, he sometimes couldn’t stop himself from reading comments on articles,” reads a new excerpt from the book, published Times.
“Harry regrets opening the link,” the authors noted. “Their stomach was tied in the same knot every time they saw this type of comment. ‘It’s a sick part of society in which we still live today, and nobody’s doing anything about it. , “He continued. ‘ ‘Why positivity? Everyone is so sad and angry? ”
Prince Harry’s habit of reading coverage about his life, work and relationships (whether it is favorable or not) is not new.
Duncan Larcombe, who has also written a biography of Harry, and once served as royal editor SunTold earlier Cosmopolitan uk That the prince reads “religiously” about himself.
“I was always surprised at how he religiously read stuff written about himself,” Larkom said in a 2017 interview. “I think Prince Charles hasn’t read a newspaper in years but Harry, and to a lesser extent William, have read almost everything that he has written. It’s a sign that he’s probably deep in that he’s worried about it. That’s what people think of him. “
These accounts also track with a shared anecdote. Daily mail Reporter Rebecca English earlier this year.
“I wanted to see what you are saying about me,” Harry said peering at the English computer, as he was working during a 2006 visit to Lesotho. “I always want to know what people are saying about me.”
Read the full excerpt from Gain independence here. The book debuts later this month, but is now available for pre-order.
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