Prince Harry used to dislike going to school due to a shocking reason, according to a royal expert.

Angela Levin wrote in the book “Harry: Conversations With the Prince” that the Duke of Sussex didn’t like school because he wasn’t academically inclined like Prince William. Additionally, Prince Harry had a difficult childhood and was involved in a naughty streak due to Princess Diana’s death.

“He was understandably totally devastated by his mother’s death… The tragedy coincided with him starting at Eton… He began drinking alcohol and disliked Eton and although he was good at sport, he was not academic,” she said.

Levin also revealed that Prince Harry once told her that he deliberately decided to be a bad boy all the while that his grief festered inside of him. During his gap year, Prince Harry decided to join the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The expert said that the prince’s desire to become a soldier helped him form a more stable identity.

“It was no easy task to haul himself back from his self-destructive streak. Sometimes his impulsiveness overwhelmed him when he seemed to have got his life back together… He longed to be a soldier and was thrilled to get into Sandhurst,” she said.

In related news, Prince Harry also made headlines this week after it was revealed that he and Prince William have been feuding even before the former started dating Meghan Markle.

Levin wrote in her book that the tensions between the royal siblings stemmed from the Duke of Sussex’s competitive spirit. The royal author said that it’s also very difficult for Prince Harry to be second in line to his brother while also being competitive.

Unfortunately, Prince Harry can’t do much about the fact that Prince William will be King one day and he will never have the same important role to play in the royal family. Levin also said that it is perfectly alright for Prince Harry to be independent of his older brother.

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Pictured: Prince Harry gestures during a discussion, while on a visit to YMCA South Ealing, to learn more about their work on mental health and see how they are providing support to young people in the area, on April 3, 2019 in London, England. Getty Images/Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool