Camilla Tominey warned Prince Harry his outspokenness could become counterintuitive as she argued many may choose to ignore the royal’s mental health advocacy work. The Duke of Sussex recently sat down on a podcast to talk about mental health, helped host a vaccine charity concert and announced he would be joining mental health coaching company BetterUp as a Chief Impact Officer. He and his wife Meghan Markle have also teamed up with Proctor & Gamble to try and “uplift” the ethics of the brand to which Ms Tominey felt was all way too much for the royal couple to be promoting to the public.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Ms Tominey discussed Prince Harry’s recent interview with the Armchair Expert podcast, which is hosted by Dax Shepard.
In the sit-down, Prince Harry discussed the strained relationship with his father Prince Charles stating he passed on his “trauma” onto his children.
The Duke of Sussex also spoke at length about his mental health issues and compared royal life to “living in a zoo” and that the Invictus Games helped him “heal”.
Ms Tominey criticised the interview and told the programme: “You know, if you talk about something too much people will go I’ve had it up to here with this and they stop listening.
“You’ve got to be quite selective in what you’re saying, if you overdo it and you kind of oversaturate the market then people do switch off.
“And then that’s counterintuitive to what you’re actually trying to achieve which is to raise awareness of mental health.
“You don’t want to then get to a situation where you’re losing sympathy rather than garnering it for the topic that’s really important to you.”
Ms Tominey claimed Prince Harry has been “making too much noise” following the death of Prince Philip and his attacks on the Queen and Prince Charles.
She believed it was “ironic” for a man who wished for a quiet life to be constantly attending events and speaking out against issues.
One aide told the Mail on Sunday they were “appalled that he could do this to the Queen when the Duke of Edinburgh is barely in his grave”.
Another told the newspaper: “The Duke of Sussex has now spent a significant amount of time emphasising that he’s no different to anyone else and attacking the institution which he says has caused him so much pain.
“There is a growing feeling that if you dislike the institution that much, you shouldn’t have the titles.
“They should just become Harry and Meghan. And if they refuse to do that, they have to explain why not.”