Prince Harry said on Sunday night on British television that he had “run away” from his “homeland” with wife Meghan Markle and son Archie “out of fear for our lives,” on when they were called “Megxit”.
“It never needed to get to this point,” said Harry. “I had conversations, I wrote letters, I wrote emails, and everything was just, no, you, this is not what’s going on. You, you are, you are imagining it. And that’s really, really hard to accept. And if it stopped, to the point where I ran away from home with my wife and son out of fear for our lives, maybe things would have been different. It’s hard.”
However, Harry insisted that he was “100 percent sure” that there could be reconciliation between him and Meghan and the royal family – despite also calling the royals “abuses”.
When asked if he had any desire to reconcile having “used a flamethrower” to rebuild the family’s bridges, Harry said: “Well, they didn’t show any goodwill at all until the time. this point. And I’m not sure how honesty is burning bridges. You know, silence just allows the abuser to continue to abuse. Correct? So I don’t know how keeping quiet will make things better. That’s really what I believe in.” Harry said he feels “so at peace” and has “never been happier”.
The revelations were revealed when Harry gave his first TV interview for his shocking memoir, Preventive, will be released tomorrow. Harry took part in the interview with UK ITV host Tom Bradby, who said at the beginning of the interview that he had known Harry for the past 20 years “happy times as well as sad times”. Late Sunday night, his interview with Anderson Cooper on CBS’ 60 minutes was set to be broadcast.
Harry discussed a recent article by Sun columnist Jeremy Clarkson, in which Clarkson said he wanted Meghan to be paraded through the streets naked and throwing poop. His words caused near-global condemnation.
Harry said: “What he said was horrible, hurtful and cruel to my wife, but it also encouraged others across the UK and around the world, especially men, to think that it’s acceptable to treat women that way.” so did my stepmother recently, there’s been a global pandemic of violence against women.”
The British press is the “villain” in terms of the relationship he has with the rest of his family, says Harry. The tabloids “want to create as much conflict as possible.”
“The saddest thing is that some of my family members and those who work for them were complicit in that conflict.”
The interview features excerpts from the book Harry has read, including the opening paragraph, in which Harry describes being told by his father that his mother had died in a car crash.
Harry said he only cried “once at the funeral” and described his delight in greeting the public, who had “wet hands” from wiping away tears while he and William “were unable to show any emotion”. which touch”. Harry also said that William didn’t want to get close to him in Eton.
Regarding the much-discussed incident when William pushed him over, he told Bradby, “He wanted me to – hit him back, but I chose not to. But again, a lot of the relationship between William and I and the way it happened was because of the story, or—the misrepresentation that was published in the British press, and some people in his office gave him complete nonsense. “
About Charles, Harry read from Preventive: “He always seemed unprepared for parenthood: responsibility, patience, time. Even he, despite being a proud man, would admit it. But being a single parent? Pa was never made for that. To be fair, he tried.”
Speaking of his father’s widowhood, he said: “I never wanted to be in that position. That’s part of the reason we’re here now.”
Harry insists what he wrote in the memoir did not hurt Charles and Prince William. “I love my dad. I love my brother. I love my family. I always do. Nothing I have done in this book or otherwise harmed or hurt them.”
Harry said: “What I just said did not in any way offend any member of my family, especially my stepmother. “There are things that have happened that hurt us deeply. . . some in the past, some in the present.
Bradby addressed Harry’s attack on his brother, saying, “But your portrait of your brother is bad for him, I mean people can choose not to accept it or whatever, but but it’s bad for him… I think he’ll say he found you emotional, defensive, he can’t reach you, he finds that extremely annoying…” Harry replied , “It’s a list – a list of things, the assumptions you’re making.” Bradby replied, “I just said that I think it’s going to be the rebuttal on the other side, that the truth is more nuanced and all the rest. Correct? That would be protection.
Harry replied: “Yes, the truth, supposedly at the moment, is only one side to this story. Correct? But every story has two sides. And you know, I worked hard and tried so hard to work through my own wounds many, many years ago, and I will continue to do so, and—and I think the rest of my family My family can also do that support as well. Because certainly from my point of view, um, you know, I’ve–I’ve learned a lot. Again in the book I talk about unconscious bias, and being called a racist by the British press.”
Harry defended his decision to leave the royal family, saying: “We have dedicated our lives to service, which is proven by everything we are doing with the work we do. And the suggestion that was publicly discussed was that we couldn’t cope in this situation and we would put our mental health first, we asked for help and support.
“I didn’t fully understand at the time—or how my family was complicit in the pain and suffering that was happening to my wife, and the one group of people that could help or prevent this from happening were the very best. had – encouraged that to happen. And now I’m sitting here in front of you asking to get married. Not an organization. I want a family. And I understand how difficult it can be for them to be able to separate the two, but to me, all that I have witnessed and experienced over the years, there must be separation. “
When he told William and Kate about his relationship with Meghan, Harry said that “there’s a lot of prejudice going on, which I’ve also committed from the beginning,” around her She is an American actress. “Some of the things my brother and sister-in-law—some of the ways in which they act or behave—certainly make me feel as if unfortunately that stereotype has put a bit of a barrier on them, you know. there, introduce or welcome her in.
Harry told the story, published in the Sunday newspapers, of William ordering him to shave at his wedding to Meghan.
Harry denied he called his family racist in his famous interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Bradby said, “In your interview with Oprah, you accused your family members of being racist…” and Harry replied, “No, I didn’t. The British press said….Yes – Did Meghan ever mention they were racist?”
Bradby clarified the question, saying, “She said there were disturbing comments about the color of Archie’s skin.” Harry replied: “Yes – there is concern about the color of his skin.”
Bradby said, “That’s right. Wouldn’t you describe that as fundamentally racist?” Harry later said: “I wouldn’t, because I don’t live in that family.” Bradby replied, “Yes. But you don’t…”
Harry said: “So again going back – going back to the difference between what I understood to be due to my own experience, the difference between racism and unconscious prejudice, two things. difference. But once it is acknowledged or pointed out to you as an individual or an organization that you have an unconscious bias, you have the opportunity to learn and grow from it so that you are part of the solution, not part of the solution. of the problem. Otherwise unconscious bias will move into the category of racism”.
Bradby tried again, asking: “But I suppose I mean there’s no danger of people thinking badly—you know, you haven’t identified which family members…”
Harry replied: “And I will never talk—and I will never talk about it. I mean what happened to Ngozi Fulani is a very good example of the environment in the organization, and why after our interview with Oprah they said they would bring in a diverse tsar. That didn’t happen. Everything they said would happen didn’t happen. I’m always open to helping them understand their role in it, and especially when you’re a monarchy, at—you’re responsible and absolutely right when people hold you to a higher standard than everyone else.
“Certainly the media should. Correct? So the way I learned it through my own experience and through what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard, yes, you’re right, the keyword is interest, which is unsettling. But you talk to any other couple, multiracial couple around the world, and you’ll probably find that the white side of the family has discussed openly or secretly, you know. See, ‘What will the children look like?’ And that’s part of a larger dialogue that needs to be.”
Speaking to Bradby about why he once called a soldier racist, Harry talked about the “mistakes” he made in his 20s. “They never did any harm intentionally. anyone, but I’ve since realized how much of my unconscious bias can come from a combination of my upbringing, the things I’m exposed to, and the things I see in the media. pine. And I chose to correct it.”
Harry “knew I wasn’t racist” and described it as “what a horrible place”.
“But there’s a level of unconscious bias that exists within me that needs to be dealt with,” said Harry.
When asked why he wrote this memoir, he said he had endured “38 years of telling my story by so many different people with deliberate twists and turns,” and now Now he wants to “own” his story.
He said he did “everything” he could “privately to reach my family” but said he was always told, “You’re imagining it.”
At the end of the interview, Harry said that his departure from the royal family was “embarrassing for some,” saying, “I’m very peaceful. I’m in a better place than I’ve ever been and I think that might make some people angry, make others angry, because just by the nature of my leaving, I’m sure they, they , some people always thought that Meghan was going to leave, yes, but I don’t think they ever thought that I would leave too, but, just by leaving, it’s embarrassing for some people. It wasn’t something that I necessarily chose at the time, but you know, I own my story and I own the results. But, I have two beautiful children and a wonderful wife, like happiness in my family now that I have never felt anywhere else before.”
He added: “It’s been hard, I’m not going to lie, it’s really difficult sometimes, but I guess there’s also a lot of people who don’t accept that I can be happy here, for what I’ve left back behind. But the reality is that I have never been happier.”
The Spanish translation of the book was accidentally released six days early in Spain last week, and its contents have been widely reported.