As Netflix announced it had lost 200,000 subscribers so far this year and expected to lose a further two million, Prince Harry, one of its greatest assets, was effortlessly shedding some of his own followers.

In an interview with American news network NBC, Prince Harry shared more than was necessary about the inner workings of his mind, revealing, among other things, that his late mother was helping him set up his new life and that he wanted to “protect” the Queen and make sure she has “the right people around her”.

The headlines in Britain were brutal: “The Ego has landed”, said the Daily Star; “Duke of delusion” was the Mail’s take; while a commentator for The i suggested, “Prince Harry’s narcissism seems to know no bounds”.