5 Things We Learned From Prince Harry’s ITV Interview
Harry is speaking out – again.
Following the leaks of his upcoming tell-all memoir, Spare, Prince Harry is once again speaking out about his experience of growing up in the British royal family.
In the first of multiple TV interviews set to be aired in the run up to the book’s publication, Harry spoke of his decision to write the memoir, and some of his experiences since leaving The Firm alongside wife Meghan Markle.
The prince spoke to ITV’s Tom Bradby on Sunday night. Here are five things we learned from the chat.
1. Harry is defending publishing his memoir
Harry has defended his decision to publish his upcoming memoir, Spare.
The book, set to be published this month, details the prince’s killing of Taliban soldiers, his response to his mother’s death, a fight between himself and Prince William, and more.
Harry has since denied that any part of the book is “scathing,” saying: “There’s no part of any of the things that I’ve said are scathing towards any member of my family, especially not my stepmother. There are things that have happened that have been incredibly hurtful, some in the past, some current.”
2. He claimed some members of the family are working with the tabloid press
In fact, he said that “certain members have decided to get in bed with the devil.”
In the interview, Harry claimed that some members of the royal family have been using the tabloid press in a bid to better their image. He also referenced the fight for the limelight that royal family members tend to endure in the press, and the lengths some will go to rehabilitate themselves in the eyes of the public.
“But the moment that rehabilitation comes at the detriment to others, me, other members of my family, that’s where I draw the line,” he said.
3. He said he wants to remain part of the family
Despite the many bombshells seemingly dropped in Spare, Harry is adamant that he wants to stay in his families’ lives.
One of the most shocking revelations from the leaked pages came from Harry’s detailing of an alleged fight he had with William about Meghan.
“It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me,” he reportedly wrote in the book. “I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.”
“I love my father, I love my brother, I love my family,” he said, however he added that he hadn’t spoken to them in some time.
“Forgiveness is 100% a possibility because I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back. At the moment, I don’t recognise them, as much as they probably don’t recognise me.”
4. Harry didn’t want Charles to marry Camilla
In his book, Harry reportedly said that he and William had both asked their father not to marry Camilla. He told Bradby that Charles did not respond to them, but that the Queen Consort did.
“He didn’t answer. But she answered. Straight away,” he said. “Shortly after our private summits with her, she began to play the long game. A campaign aimed at marriage, and eventually the crown, with Pa’s blessing we presumed.
“Stories began to appear everywhere in all the papers about her private conversations with Willy. Stories that contained pin-point accurate details, none of which had come from Willy, of course. They could only have been leaked by the one other person present.”
5. Kate and William apparently didn’t like Meghan from the start
When asked whether his brother and his wife didn’t get on with Meghan from the very beginning Harry’s relationship, he said: “Yeah, fair.”
He also added that William and Kate were fans of Suits, but that stereotyping had caused a “bit of a barrier. American actress, divorced, biracial.”
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