Prince Harry expressed his fear that “history will repeat itself” and the process of leaving royal life was “incredibly hard” for him and his wife Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey about life inside and outside the royal family.
Prince Harry : leaving the royal family “for fear that history repeat”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t holding back in their upcoming CBS interview. On Sunday, February 28th, the network released two new insights into the sitting interview.
The interview is also the couple’s first meeting since the royal couple’s engagement. Winfrey attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex back in May 2018. 36-year-old Harry is currently working on a documentary series with the legendary presenter and the businesswoman for Apple TV +.
Winfrey also lives in the same neighborhood as Markle, and Harry in Southern California, which they moved to in the summer of 2020 after stepping down as senior members of the royal family in March.
“My biggest concern was that history would repeat itself,” Harry, 36, said in a preview, seemingly addressing his mother, Princess Diana, while seated next to Markle, 39. “For me, I’m just very relieved and happy to be able to sit. I’m talking to you here, with my wife by my side, because I can’t imagine what it must have been like when you went through this process all those years ago on your own. After all, it was incredibly difficult for both of us, but at least we did. ”
Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996 after allegations were made on both ends. In 1997 she died in a car accident after a paparazzi chase in Paris. She was 36 years old.
The interview will cover a variety of topics, including the couple’s decision to step back from their royal duties, which they made official on February 19. “Although we are all saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain popular members of the family,” said Queen Elizabeth II in a statement.
The couple, who married in 2018, responded that they “will remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and the rest of the world,” adding that “service is universal”.
Harry spoke about the decision to walk away during an open interview on the Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday, February 25th.
“It never went away, it stepped back instead of stepping back,” said the former military pilot during the conversation. “It was a really difficult environment as I think a lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like. It ruined my sanity. ”
Markle is absent in both clips, but Winfrey teases in one, “You said some pretty shocking things here.” He added that his wife’s “toxic” treatment in the media also played a role. “I did what any husband and father would do, ‘I have to get my family out of here,” but we never left, “he said.
In February, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Markle, 39, and Harry, 36, will not return as high-ranking members of the British royal family. “Winfrey will speak to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a comprehensive interview that will cover everything from entering life as a king, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to dealing with life under heavy public pressure,” it said revealed in a press release. “The two are later joined by Prince Harry as they discuss their move to the US and their future hopes and dreams for their growing family.” Since moving to the US, Duke and Duchess have signed major production deals with Netflix and Spotify to receive exclusive content.