The Duke of Sussex is continuing to speak out about the Royal Family. In a new clip released on Monday, Harry spoke about his pleas with the Firm to “protect” himself and wife, Meghan Markle, and his belief they betrayed him through their silence.
Prince Harry sat down with journalist Anderson Cooper for a “60 Minutes” interview, which is set to be released on January 8 – two days before his book, Spare, hits shelves.
The highly anticipated memoir, billed as a book of “raw, unflinching honesty”, will be published on January 10.
Harry’s interview with Mr Cooper was described by CBS as Harry’s “first US television interview to discuss his upcoming memoir ‘Spare’ and recount his childhood, the loss of his mother and life as the Duke of Sussex living in the UK and now in America”.
In a clip, released on Monday, Harry called out the Royal Family’s “silence” over his please to protect him and his wife, saying there becomes a point it becomes “betrayal”.
During the clip, Mr Anderson asks Harry why he has been “so public” in stepping down from his royal duties and moving to the US.
Harry explained that he had tried to leave the institution privately but was subject to media leaks.
He said: “Every single time I’ve tried to do it [leave] privately, there have been briefings and leakings and plantings of stories against me and my wife”.
He added: “The family motto is ‘never complain, never explain’ but it’s just a motto”.
The Duke explained to the US journalist his belief that the Firm refused to put out a statement to protect himself and his wife from the media.
He said: “They [Buckinghham Palace] will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent and that correspondent will be spoon-fed information and write the story.
“And at the bottom of it, they will say 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.. there becomes a point when silence is betrayal”.
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