Prince Harry wants to “reconnect” with his father King Charles III and his brother William, with whom he is cold, but sees “no desire to reconcile”, according to an excerpt from an interview given before the publication of his dreaded memories.
A month after the documentary on Harry and his wife Meghan was broadcast on Netflix, the British monarchy is preparing for new revelations about the sensational departure of the couple in 2020 for California with the publication on January 10 of the book “the Substitute”.
On the occasion of the release of the book, the prince gave two interviews, one to the British channel ITV and the other to CBS in the United States, which are to be broadcast on Sunday.
“They have shown absolutely no desire to reconcile,” said the Duke of Sussex in a short trailer broadcast on Monday by ITV, without it being known who he is referring to precisely. “I would like to reconnect with my father. I would like to reconnect with my brother,” he also says.
“I want a family, not an institution,” insists Harry, 38.
“They think it’s better to kind of keep us like bad guys,” he also says.
These critics come at a time of transition for the British royal family after the accession to the throne of Charles III, following the death of Elizabeth II on September 8 at the age of 96. The ruler of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth states is due to be crowned on May 6, a grand event broadcast around the world.
Their documentary released on Netflix in December, in six episodes, allowed the “Sussex” to give their point of view on their departure, which made them very unpopular in the United Kingdom where they are often described by a ruthless press as spoiled children selfish.
If the docuseries did not contain any sensational revelation, the couple settled their accounts with the media, accused of harassment and of having caused the miscarriage of Meghan. He also accuses the royal family of lies, of not having been able to protect them, and Harry recounts the backstage of his departure by targeting his brother William, who would have “screamed” at him during a family reunion in 2020 in the presence of ‘Elizabeth II.
The Sussexes also accuse William and his wife Kate of causing the negative press coverage as they were “stealing the show”.
According to the Sunday Times, ‘the Substitute’ mostly goes after William more than King Charles III, confirming the rift between the two brothers side by side at their mother Diana’s funeral in 1997.
“Charles is doing better than expected, but it’s particularly hard on William, and even Kate is a little roughed up. There are those minute details, and a description of the argument between the brothers. Personally, I don’t see not how Harry and William will be able to reconcile after that,” a source with knowledge of the book told the Sunday newspaper.