Trauma expert Dr. Gabor Maté recently opened up with disappointment about how his interview with Prince Harry was structured behind a paywall.
He admitted ignoring his “gut feeling” in agreeing to the setup.
What did Dr. Gabor Mate say about the Prince Harry interview?
Dr. Maté sat down with Prince Harry to discuss the Duke of Sussex’s memoir ‘Spare’.
However, in order to view the interview online, audiences had to purchase Harry’s book.
Maté now expresses regret about consenting to this format. He said he initially felt the conversation should have been freely accessible as a public service between two people having an interesting discussion.
But out of “sheer opportunism,” Maté went against his instincts and agreed to the paywall.
He lost sight of his gut belief that the chat should have reached viewers without requiring them to buy Harry’s book.
The interview aimed at promoting ‘Spare’ was conducted through Zoom and lasted 90 minutes. There, the son of King Charles shared some episodes of his life.
Dr. Maté believes that having charged to watch the therapy prevented many potential viewers from watching the debate.
In hindsight, Maté wishes he had trusted his initial feelings and declined the interview under its structured terms.
His candid statements reveal disappointment at how commercial interests seemed to override public access.
Prince Harry diagnosed by Gabor Maté
The conversation began with Maté analyzing the book ‘Spare’ where Harry has told everything he has experienced within the royal family.
The trauma expert, after having read the book, considered that Harry has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
This condition would have affected all aspects of Harry’s life, including his mental health, the expert said.