After a lifetime of forced seclusion, the impulse to inform everyone is natural, but it won't bring about the catharsis he needs.
In discussions of the Duke of Sussex's psychology, the anguish of of following his mother's casket down the Mall in 1997 frequently comes up.
Meanwhile, the tit-for-tat TV interviews that followed with Martin Bashir and Jonathan Dimbleby provided him incredibly unsettling insights into how family secrets and lies are managed and confessed.
It appears that we are now fully understanding the repercussions of that complicated trauma on King Charles' younger son, thirty years after it occurred. Harry seems to have developed a passion for speaking the truth after being encouraged and empowered by his wife.
His entire environment has changed into a therapy couch. The excerpts from his memoir, Spare, that have been leaked, as well as the preparation for tonight's TV appearances, point to a pathological desire to be completely honest.
The details of his horrific first sexual encounter and his ruthless and foolish counting of the number of lives lost in war in Afghanistan are more frightening, in some ways, than his stories of fraternal disputes.
His motive cannot be explained by money alone. The purgative thrill of confession after a lifetime of forced seclusion and reserve is what we are witnessing and hearing.
Despite his outright denials, it is difficult to believe that he does not intend to undermine the institution into which he was born in this.
He and the Duchess of Sussex went to great lengths to emphasise their continued commitment and respect to the Queen and, by extension, to the constitutional monarchy itself when they first decided to step away from royal duties and start a new life for themselves and their children in California.
Those feelings don't seem to be there in the story anymore. Good luck with that.
The prince has been acting as though he wants to mend fences with his father and brother, but there is noticeably little regard shown to their positions as the king and heir.
When he says that between now and King Charles III's coronation in May, "a lot can happen."
Can the monarchy withstand this internal battle despite its long-standing allergy to transparency? The voices in the media and the general public that fight so hard to defend it have already been harsh and unyielding in their criticism of the alleged betrayal.
In terms of the opinions, venom, and hatred directed towards Harry and Meghan, they may think they have little to lose, but you worry that they haven't seen anything yet.
They undoubtedly believe that they are carrying on Diana's goal to expose the dysfunctional, the antiquated, and the indefensible, but her example should serve as a reminder to them that this is an unfair conflict that will likely last a lifetime.
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