Prince Harry left his royal position in 2020 and as a consequence of quitting, he was stripped of his HRH status and honorary military titles despite his decade of working in the armed forces.
During a television appearance, Robert Jobson discussed the executive decision to take away Harry's formalities, and he claimed the move caused serious damage to the Duke of Sussex's relationship with his father, King Charles. Jobson said Harry will "never forgive" Charles for losing his ranking.
"He hates the idea that he is not captain-general of the Royal Marines … and he hates the fact that he’s lost all these positions," Jobson told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat on Monday, September 4.
"If he’d been in the royal family, and not gone down this path, I think he’d have been hugely beneficial to the country, and he could have done even more," Jobson added.
Although Harry lost his status in 2020 under Queen Elizabeth's reign, Charles hasn't reinstated it.
Although Harry is no longer a working royal, he still continues to advocate for veterans. After he was stationed in Afghanistan and returned home to the U.K., he created the Invictus Games. His 2023 docuseries, Heart of Invictus, explored the emotional trauma that motivated him to enlist and the realities of life in a camouflage uniform.
"I had that moment in my life where I didn’t know about it, but because of the trauma of losing my mum when I was 12… for all those years, I had no emotion," he said. "I was unable to cry, I was unable to feel. I didn’t know it at the time. And it wasn’t until later in my life at age 28, there was a circumstance that happened, that the first few bubbles started coming out."
"Then suddenly it was like someone shook it and it went poof… And then, it was chaos," Harry continued.
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The Invictus Games seek to facilitate healing for wounded servicemen and women through a series of sporting events. While promoting his charity Sentebale, he applauded the power of athleticism.
"I have seen sports literally save their life," the veteran said. "The physical piece to sports is obviously the most important. But the mental aspect and healing ability is extraordinary."