Prince Harry’s emotional ITV interview covers strained family relationships and desire for reconciliation. Tune in for the full scoop on ITV News.
In a promotional clip for his upcoming interview with ITV, set to air on Sunday, Prince Harry has alleged that the royal family has demonstrated “no desire to reconcile” with him and Meghan Markle. The Duke of Sussex also discussed his strained relationships with his father, King Charles, and brother, Prince William, stating that he wants to “repair his relationship” with his father and “reconnect” with his brother.
When will the ITV interview of Prince Harry air?
This interview with Harry, which will be broadcast at 9pm on Sunday, marks the first time either he or Meghan have been subjected to a thorough journalistic interview since their departure from the royal family. It follows the success of the tell-all Netflix documentary series “Harry & Meghan”, in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex speak about the aftermath of their decision to step down as working members of the royal family.
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In addition to this interview with ITV, Harry has also spoken to CBS’s 60 Minutes, claiming that he and Meghan were the targets of leaks to the press from within the royal family after they discussed their plans to start a new life overseas. Harry told Anderson Cooper: “Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife.”
The duke went on to suggest that the royal family’s motto of “never complain, never explain” is empty, as complaints were often made through passing stories to the press. Harry said: “They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent, and that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story. At the bottom of it, they will say that they’ve reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment – the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.”
In their Netflix series, Harry claimed that his brother William “screamed and shouted” at him during a crisis meeting at Sandringham following his decision to step down from royal duties. Harry also implicated his brother when he addressed the alleged “business of trading” stories between the royal family and the media.
Meghan, for her part, has claimed that she “wasn’t allowed” by the palace to seek help for her suicidal thoughts due to concerns over “how that would look for the institution”. In their interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan, who is of mixed race, also claimed that an unnamed member of the royal family had raised “concerns” over the darkness of Archie’s skin when he was born.