The Duke of Sussex, who shocked Britain when he and his spouse, Meghan, stepped again from royal duties, has informed the US interviewer Oprah Winfrey that he had fearful about historical past repeating itself.
CBS has launched two temporary clips from Winfrey’s interview of the couple, which is scheduled to air on 7 March. It’s the first TV interview they’ve given since making California their dwelling final yr.
“My greatest concern was historical past repeating itself,” Harry stated, apparently referring to his mom, Diana, who died at age 36 in a automobile crash in Paris whereas being pursued by paparazzi.
Within the Winfrey clips Harry, 36, was seated subsequent to Meghan, 39, and holding her hand. The couple have introduced they’re anticipating their second baby.
“I’m simply actually relieved and pleased to be sitting her speaking to you with my spouse by my aspect,” Harry stated. “As a result of I can’t think about what it should have been like for her [Diana], going by this course of by herself all these years in the past.
“It’s been unbelievably robust for the 2 of us, however a minimum of we had one another.”
Within the clips, Winfrey stated that no topic was off limits and at one level tells the couple “you may have stated some fairly stunning issues right here” together with that their scenario had been “nearly unsurvivable”.
Earlier than they moved to California, the couple had complained in regards to the British tabloids’ remedy of Meghan – whose father is white and mom is African-American – a few of which they stated amounted to bullying or racism.
This month Buckingham Palace introduced the couple wouldn’t be returning to their lives as working members of the royal household.
In an interview with James Corden for the US programme The Late Late Show final week, Harry stated he minded the intrusions of the media into his household’s life far more than the miniseries The Crown, which was “clearly fiction”.
He stated the British press created a “tough atmosphere” that was destroying his psychological well being however insisted he “didn’t stroll away” from the royal household. “It was stepping again slightly than stepping down.”
He stated: “So I did what any husband, what any father would do. It’s like: ‘I have to get my household out of right here.’ However we by no means walked away.” He added: “I’ll by no means stroll away. I’ll all the time be contributing.”