Prince Harry has shared an emotional plea as he wishes to rekindle his relationship with his family.
New trailers have been released for the Duke of Sussex’s interview with ITV, which is due to air next week, as he said the royal family have “shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile” with him.
Harry tells ITV’s Tom Bradby in the explosive trailer, “It never needed to be this way. The leaking, the planting, I want a family – not an institution.”
“They feel as though it’s better to keep us, somehow, as the villains. They’ve shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.”
“I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back.”
The full 90-minute interview, which was filmed in California, will air on Sunday – just two days before Harry’s memoir Spare is released.
Prince Harry also spoke with US news network CBS, as the trailer for the interview with journalist Anderson Cooper shows the Duke further condemning his family’s actions towards him and wife Meghan Markle.
He said, “Every single time I have tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife”.
“The family motto is ‘never complain never explain’. But it’s just a motto. It doesn’t really hold. There’s endless [complaining and explaining] through leaks.”
“They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent and that correspondent will be spoon fed information and write the story.”
“Then at the bottom of it they will say that they have reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.
“But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.”
“So when we are being told for the last six years we can’t put a statement out to protect you, but you do it for the rest of the family, there becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”
Image credits: Getty Images / ITV
This article first appeared on Over60.