Entertainment Private Investigator Apologizes for 'Robbing' Prince Harry of His 'Normal Teenage Years'
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Biden was spotted at Monday evening's reception being friendly with Charles' son, Prince WilliamThe two men greeted each other warmly on Tuesday while both attending the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. They posed for a photograph and when asked by the White House press team to shake hands for the cameras, Prince Charles replied: "One more for old times' sake.
A private investigator said he was part of a "ruthless" media culture that "robbed"of a normal life.
Gavin Burrows apologized for his previous behavior in BBC's, a documentary exploring Prince Harry and Prince William's relationships with the media.
"I was basically part of a group of people who robbed him of his normal teenage years," Burrowsabout Prince Harry, now 37, adding that the media culture in the early 2000s "ruthless."
The private investigator said editors described Harry as "the new Diana," referring to his mother Princess Diana who died in a 1997 car crash. In trying to uncover stories about Prince Harry, Burrows targeted the royal's former girlfriend Chelsy Davy, whom the royal dated until 2011 after dating on and off for six years.
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"There was a lot of voicemail hacking going on, there was a lot of surveillance work on her phones, on her comms. Chelsy would brag to her friends when she was going to see him," he said.
In addition to finding out about her ex-boyfriends, Burrows also confessed to digging into Davy's medical records, including whether she had sexually transmitted diseases or abortions.
Burrows apologized, saying he was "very sorry" and that he acted this way "because I was greedy, I was into my cocaine, and I was living in a fake state of grandeur."
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Roya Nikkhah of The Sunday Times appeared in the documentary, sharing that the attention on Prince Harry's girlfriends was too much for them to handle.
"When you are dating or considering marrying a member of the royal family, the scrutiny you endure is enormous," the editor said. "Harry's previous relationships with Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas — a part of why neither of those went all the day was because neither of them wanted to endure that level of media scrutiny."
She added, "At that point, he was in the 30s. A lot of his friends were getting married and having families, and he was very concerned that that might elude him because he might not be able to find someone who could handle that."
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on the Internet, opening up about his own experience.
"Misinformation is a global humanitarian crisis," Prince Harry said during Wired magazine's RE-WIRED panel earlier this month. "I've felt it personally over the years, and now I'm watching it happen globally. The scariest part about it is you don't need to be online to be affected by it. It's important to recognize that this problem did not originate on social media. I learned from a very early age that the incentives of publishing are not necessarily aligned with the incentives of truth."
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