In a tell-all interview airing this Sunday on 60 Minutes, Prince Harry says he was “incredibly naïve” about how the British press would treat his relationship with his now-wife Meghan Markle.
Harry stated: “What Meghan had to go through was similar in some part to what [Princess] Kate and what Camilla, [Queen Consort,] went through – very different circumstances, but then you add in the race element, which was what the press– British press jumped on straight away. I went into this incredibly naïve. I had no idea the British press were so bigoted. Hell, I was probably bigoted before the relationship with Meghan.”
Cooper asked: “You think you were bigoted before the relationship with Meghan?”
Harry responded: “I don’t know. Put it this way, I didn’t see what I now see.”
The interview is Harry’s first on American television about his new memoir, “Spare,” which is set to be released next Tuesday.
What’s deeper is that Prince Harry is ready to expose the royal family and this could lead to some backlash onto Harry and Meghan, but Harry is ready to face that.
Via CBS Harry said: “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. You know, the family motto is never complain, never explain, but it’s just a motto.”
Cooper said: “There’s a lot of complaining and a lot of explaining… being done through leaks.”
In closing, Harry commented even further on exposing the narrative.
He said: “They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent and that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story. And at the bottom of it they will say that they’ve reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment. But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting. So when we’re being told for the last six years, ‘We can’t put a statement out to protect you.’ But you do it for other members of the family. It becomes– there becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”