Prince Harry admits he won’t return to the Royal Family after their ‘betrayal’

Jan 04, 2023
Prince Harry set to publicly address concerns with the Royal Family. Source: Getty

From one earth-shattering interview to the next, the British Royal Family is once again the hot topic of a “revealing and explosive interview” as Prince Harry is set to sit down for another US television tell-all to publicly speak about his issues with his family and The Firm.

In the lead up to the release of his memoir Spare, the Duke of Sussex is set to appear on 60 Minutes for an interview with CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper.

In one promo clip shared on Twitter Monday, January 2, by CBS, Cooper can be heard asking the 38-year-old father of two if he saw himself returning as a full-time member of the Royal Family, which Harry quickly shot down with a firm “no”.

In a separate clip, Cooper asks the Duke why he has chosen to go public with the concerns, to which Harry replied that he had previously tried to deal with the issues in private but claimed it only resulted in Buckingham Palace “planting” stories against him and his wife, Meghan Markle, to the press.

“You know, the family motto is ‘Never complain, never explain,’ but it’s just a motto,” he said.

“They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent and that correspondent will be spoon-fed information and write the story.

“At the bottom of [a story], they will say that they’ve reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment. But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.”

“So when we are being told for the last six years we can’t put a statement out to protect you, but you do it for the rest of the family, there becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”

But this isn’t the only bombshell interview Harry is scheduled to do, the Duke has also sat down with ITV’s Tom Bradby where he revealed that the ongoing feud with The Firm “never needed to be this way”.

“The leaking, the planting, I want a family – not an institution,” he said.

“They feel as though it’s better to keep us, somehow, as the villains. They’ve shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.

“I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back.”

Harry and his wife have been mostly estranged from the Royal Family since stepping down from royal duties in 2020.

Harry has been outspoken about his royal life several times, taking more than a few public swipes at the Royal Family which certainly hasn’t helped to ease tensions.

During the infamous Oprah interview in 2021, Harry described royal life as a “mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo” and opened up about Prince Charle’s parenting style.

“I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on,” he said.

Both interviews are set to air in their entirety on Sunday, January 8, while Spare will hit bookshelves on Tuesday, January 10.

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