Prince Harry didnt cross the line with latest family claims, TV chef insists

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Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch host John Whaite has spoken out passionately in defence of Prince Harry amid the latest debate around the Duke – saying he's in "full support" of the Duke.

This comes after the Duke of Sussex has spoken out on a new podcast about his life in the Royal Family, and compared his life to The Truman Show.

Chatting on the podcast, titled Armchair Experts with host Dax Shephard, Harry has opened up about the rift with his Dad Prince Charles as well as his new life in LA away from the UK.

But the candid interview, which has come out during Mental Health Awareness Week, has sparked criticism on social media including a swipe from former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.

On today's episode (14 May) of Steph's Packed Lunch, host Steph McGovern kicked off the Prince Harry chat on air by saying: "it's not great to put people up against each other for a start is it?".

And when Steph asked TV baker John Whaite what he thought about Prince Harry speaking out so openly about his family as a royal, the presenter was backing Harry's corner.

Presenter John came to the defence of the royal, saying he's in "full support" of the Duke speaking about his family.

The TV chef, 33, said: "It's a tough one. I'm in full support of Harry because I will always support a human being over and above an institution".

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Talking about family conflict, he continued: "And I think there's no mystery that he's been through a lot of trauma.

"And the thing with trauma in the family environment is that if if you don't break that cycle like he wants to it continues generation after generation".

"And you have to get rid of your demons by talking about it".

The star admitted: "I do think there's a line though when it comes to talking about minute details about family life."

But he asserted that Harry hasn't gone too far, saying: "I don't think though that Harry has crossed the line. I really don't because he hasn't spoken in any minute detail [about them], he's not gone into any depth".

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And politician Alan Johnson, a former Secretary of State, agreed with the TV baker.

Alan said: "I agree completely with what John has said".

The politician went on: "I think it's really important when a figure like Prince Harry talks about these things."

He says this is "because it gives people the strength to talk about these issues too."

He added: "Mental health isn't always visible and sometimes people think we should hold onto it but maybe that's half the trouble".

And on mental health awareness week, he praised the Duke for speaking up, saying: "In mental health awareness week he expressed his view that you should not just carry on"

Alan also told the panel he believes that Harry's choice to leave the UK was understandable, saying: "He chose for reasons that are completely understandable… to live his own life"

And Steph weighed in agreeing, when she stated: "We're all constantly saying be kind".

"It's great now that men are talking about more about mental health but [In this country] we're saying "but don't talk about your family"".

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