Prince Harry has defended his decision to write a memoir about his life in the monarchy and doubled down on accusations against the royal family for being ‘accomplicated’ in the ‘pain and suffering’ of his wife Meghan Markle as They lived behind the palace gates.
During an interview with Tom Bradby for Britain’s ITV, Harry said his book ‘Spare’ was an attempt to ‘own my story’ after nearly four decades of ‘twisting and twisting’ by others.
The autobiography, which has yet to be published, covers Harry’s grief over the public death of his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997, his role as a royal ‘reserve’ and being overshadowed by his brother eldest, Prince William, heir to the throne. .
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Kensington Palace and Clarence House did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Harry accused the royals of “lying with the devil” to gain favorable tabloid coverage, and also claimed that his mother-in-law, Queen Consort Camilla, had leaked private conversations to the media.
He also repeated the claim that his unborn child’s skin color was ‘concerned’ in the Royal Family following his marriage to Meghan, who is biracial, and said the British monarch should tackle his attitude with regard to race. The couple first addressed the incident with Oprah Winfrey during a 2021 interview and did not identify the family member who mentioned the issue.
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Prince Harry said the incident was an example of unconscious bias rather than racism, adding that the Royal Family needed to “learn and grow” in order to be “part of the solution rather than the problem”.
“Otherwise, then unconscious bias falls into the category of racism,” Harry said. He said that “especially when you are the monarchy – you have a responsibility, and people rightly hold you higher than others”.
He recalled a recent incident where Prince William’s godmother Lady Susan Hussey asked a black British woman where she was “really” from was “a very good example of the environment within the institution”.
Harry also told Bradby that he only cried once after his mother’s death and still felt guilty for his lack of emotion when he had to greet mourners outside the Kensington Palace.
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“There were 50,000 bouquets of flowers for our mother and there we were shaking hands with people smiling,” Harry told Bradby. “I saw the videos, okay, I watched it all back. And the wet hands we were shaking, we couldn’t figure out why their hands were wet, but it was all the tears they were wiping away .
“Everyone thought and felt like they knew our mother, and the two people closest to her, the two people she loved the most, were unable to show any emotion at the time.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released the “Harry and Meghan”Netflix documentary in December that detailed the start of their relationship with their decision to step down from senior royal duties in 2020, and everything in between.
During the six-hour series, Harry and Meghan the two detailed instances in which Markle felt unsupported by the Palace while also being racially targeted by the British press.
Bradby was previously a royal correspondent and had the first official interview with Prince William after his engagement to Kate Middleton.
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The Netflix series followed the start of their relationship in 2016, their wedding at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018 and their ultimate decision to step back as senior members of the Royal Family in 2020, following of what they claimed was a thorough examination from within. and outside the palace.
Harry’s autobiography about growing up in the monarchy will be released on January 10.
Bradby had the opportunity to speak candidly about herself with Markle Mental Health while on tour with the couple in South Africa in 2019. In a clip shown during the docuseries, Meghan was surprised by the thoughtful question and thanked Bradby for considering the seriousness of her mental state.
Harry claimed in an episode of the series that his older brother and heir to the throne, Prince Williamyelled at him and yelled at his decision to step down from the royal family.
The Duke of Sussex told ITV he wanted reconciliation with the Royal Family but “the ball is in their court”.
“They showed no willingness to reconcile,” he said.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report