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Prince Harry interview: Tabloid press coverage is like ‘going to bed with the devil’

Prince Harry interview: Tabloid press coverage is like ‘going to bed with the devil’

Prince Harry interview: Tabloid press coverage is like ‘going to bed with the devil’

In an interview with ITV, Prince Harry accused some members of the royal family – without specifying who he was referring to – that they got too close to the tabloids. As he stated, their relationship with the tabloid press is like “going to bed with the devil.” The interview was broadcast on Sunday evening.

The extensive interview with ITV was linked to the publication of Harry’s diaries, entitled “Spare”, announced for Tuesday. Although – according to leaks – in the book he reiterates a number of allegations against the other members royal familyespecially his older brother, in an interview Prince Harry assured that he had no intention of harming his father, Charles III and brother, nor hurt them.

Prince William, Duchess Camilla, Prince Charles and Prince Harry. Photo from 2014Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

– I love my father. I love my brother. I love my family. Nothing I’ve done in this book or otherwise has ever been with any intention to hurt or hurt them,” said Harry.

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The prince claimed he wanted reconciliation with his family, but “there has to be some responsibility”. – I think there are probably many people who after seeing the documentary [chodzi o zaprezentowany w grudniu sześcioodcinkowy serial Netflixa – red.] and read the book they will say, “How could you ever forgive your family for what they did?” People have already told me that. I said forgiveness is 100 percent possible because I want my father back. I would like to have my brother back – assured the younger son of Charles III. But he added: “At the moment I don’t recognize them, just as they probably won’t recognize me.”

Prince Harry in his book describes the backstage of tensions between him and his brother William

Prince Harry in his book describes the backstage of tensions between him and his brother WilliamReuters Archive

Harry explained that the book is the answer to “many, many years of lies being told about me and my family”.

A thread running through the entire interview was the role of the British tabloids. Harry accused some members of the royal family – though he didn’t specify who he was referring to – that they got too close to this kind of press.

– These some members decided to go to bed with the devil (…) to rehabilitate their image. If you have to do it or want to do it, you choose it – well, that’s a choice. It depends on you. But the moment that this rehab is to the detriment of others – me, other members of my family – then that’s where I draw the line,” he explained.

Moving due to fears for life

In the interview, Harry reiterated his earlier claims that his and Meghan’s resignation from royal duties and their move from the UK to USA was related to their fears for their lives, in particular that a tragedy similar to the death of William and Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, who She died in an accident while the paparazzi were following her car.

Referring to Meghan’s relationship with William and Kate, Harry admitted that the impression that they did not get along almost at first was correct. “I always hoped the four of us would get along.” But very quickly it became Meghan versus Kate. And when it’s played out so publicly, you can’t escape it.”

Prince William and Prince Harry at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth IIAvalon/PAP/EPA

He argued that the tabloids that were unfavorable to Meghan – especially emphasizing that she is an American actress – created a barrier that did not allow William and Kate to accept her in the family.

Harry assured that his brother had never tried to dissuade him from marrying Meghan, but he signaled some concerns very early on. As he revealed, William said: “It’s going to be really hard for you.” I still don’t fully understand what he was talking about. Maybe he was anticipating the reaction of the British press,” Harry pointed out.

Mistaken pre-sale

The ITV interview was the first of four Harry gave as part of the “Spare” promotion. On Sunday evening, American time, an interview was broadcast, which he gave to the “60 Minutes” program on CBS News.

The interview will air on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday and CBS’s Late Show on Tuesday. Although the book Spare will go on sale from Tuesday, some of the stories revealed there are already known, as last week some bookstores in Spain she started selling it by mistake before its premiere.

Main photo source: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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