Prince Harry 'wants his father and brother back', blames Buckingham Palace for 'leaking and planting' stories

Prince Harry 'wants his father and brother back', blames Buckingham Palace for 'leaking and planting' stories
Prince Harry's memoir titled ‘Spare’ is scheduled to be released on January 10, 2023 (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Prince Harry recently opened up about his troubled relationship with the royal family. In a trailer for an upcoming TV interview, the Duke of Sussex expressed that he would like to reconnect with his brother Prince William and father King Charles while also emphasizing that he and his wife Meghan Markle are portrayed as “villains.” The young royal also said that he wants "a family, not an institution," however, the royal family has "shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile."

"It never needed to be this way. The leaking and the planting. I want a family, not an institution. They feel as though it's better to keep up, somehow, as the villains. They've shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile. I would like to get my father back. I would like to get my brother back,'' Prince Harry said during a conversation with ITV's Tom Bradby ahead of the release of his autobiography. 

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A series of clips were released by ITV which is broadcasting the interview with journalist Tom Bradby on Sunday, January 8, 2023. The talk will revolve around his personal relationships, the death of his mother Diana, and a look at his future, as per Sky News. Harry's autobiography ‘Spare’ will be released on January 10, two days after the program will be aired. The memoir is likely to give out details regarding his disagreements with his brother Prince William.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit the tunnel and trenches at Vimy Memorial Park during the commemorations for the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017 in Vimy, France. The Battle Of Vimy Ridge was fought during WW1 as part of the initial phase of the Battle of Arras. Although British-led, it was mostly fought by the Canadian Corps. A centenary commemorative service will be held at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France attended by the Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry and representatives of the Canadian Government.
Prince Harry expressed that he would like to reconnect with his brother Prince William and father King Charles (Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)

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Another interview set with Anderson Cooper on '60 Minutes' is also scheduled to air on January 8. In a preview clip from the interview released on Monday, January 2, Harry remarks "silence is betrayal,” referring to the alleged failure of Buckingham Palace to protect him and his wife Meghan Markle before they stepped back as "senior" royals and chose to become financially independent.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk together to meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Prince Harry emphasizes that he and his wife Meghan Markle are portrayed as 'villains' (Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Harry talked further about trying to keep his conversations with the royal family private, however, he was forced to make his concerns public. "Every single time I've tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife. You know the family motto is never complain, never explain, but it's just a motto."

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Harry said 'silence is betrayal', referring to the alleged failure of Buckingham Palace to protect him and his wife Meghan Markle before they stepped back as senior royals (John Phillips/Getty Images)

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"They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent. And that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story. And at the bottom of it, they will say that they've reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment. But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting,” Harry said while explaining how the mentioned "briefings and leaking" take place. "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. It becomes - there becomes a point when silence is betrayal," he added.



 

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