The seering image of Prince Harry, pain etched across his youthful face as he walked behind his mother’s coffin, is long ingrained in the memory.
His tortured relationship with the role he was born into, from the bemused little boy who attended his first day at school in front of the press, to the lovable rogue who was happy to muck about for the cameras, has seen him face many struggles throughout the years.
To many, it came as no surprise that he wanted out from The Firm.
He’d long spoken to trusted friends about how he dreamed of walking away, perhaps not quite in the manner in which he eventually did so which continues to cause so much anguish for his family.
Over the last few months the wantaway Prince has taken to airing a series of grievances to favoured journalists and chat show hosts, while seemingly unaware his family can still hear him.
Now the contradictions appear to be flowing thick and fast.
Just days after comparing his life to The Truman Show film or akin to living in a zoo, he’s prepared to use his mother’s legacy to further his personal profile on the global stage.
Quite how his family will feel, who he’s still not managed to secure a channel of communication with yet, only time will tell.
Perhaps, some may argue, he is quite entitled to use his experiences to…