“It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other,” Prince Harry said, with wife Meghan Markle sitting beside him, in what is touted to be a tell-all interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey, after the couple left royal life in Britain last year.
In brief clips of the much-awaited interview, released by CBS, Harry also apparently referred to the death of his mother, Princess Diana, who was killed in a high-speed car crash in Paris in 1997 as she tried to escape paparazzi. “My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” Harry, 36, said.
“You know, for me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side. Because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana), going through this process by herself all those years ago.
The clips were released soon after the royal row heated up, with Ms Markle, 39, accusing the British royal family of peddling lies against herself and her husband. Buckingham Palace had said it was probing claims that she had bullied royal household staff during her time in Britain.
“How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?” Oprah Winfrey asks her.
“I don’t know how they could expect that after all this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us. And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, there’s a lot that’s been lost already,” Ms Markle said.
The interview, in which Winfrey tells her guests that “there is no subject that is off limits”, will be aired on Sunday, March 7.
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