“60 Minutes” aired a much-publicized interview with Prince Harry on Sunday.
Correspondent Anderson Cooper coordinated the interview and asserted that “60 Minutes” reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment on the upcoming interview and memoir “Spare” by Prince Harry. The Palace, however, reportedly demanded an advance copy of the interview before commenting.
“60 Minutes” declined the request.
“It’s something we never do,” Cooper noted.
Harry’s memoir “Spare” reportedly notes his thoughts on the death of his mother Princess Diana, the rift with his brother Prince William, tension within the royal family, and the Palace’s dissatisfaction with his wife Meghan Markle.
Cooper’s interview with Prince Harry touched on Harry’s struggle with alcohol and the tumultuous relationship he has with his father and older brother.
Blaming much of his unhappiness and behavior on the unexpected death of his mother in 1997 when Harry was just 12 years old, the prince noted the unfortunate rift with his brother, his exposure to sex by an older woman when he was a youth, and his pride in calling in “kills” during his military assignment in the Middle East.
Following up on reports that Harry asked to see pictures of Diana’s accident scene when he was 18, Cooper asked him why he had the desire to see the photos.
Harry said it was for “proof,” intimating he believed palace officials might have concocted an elaborate ruse to remove Diana from the public eye.
Harry also spoke of a bitter rivalry with his older brother William. Tension reportedly hit a breaking point when Harry married Markle.
Harry recalled that in 2019, Prince William, 40, “snapped” during a heated discussion centered on Markle, who was not present at the time of the argument. William was verbally “coming for [Markle],” claimed Harry.
Harry claimed the argument escalated and became physical:
“And his frustrations were growing and growing and growing,” Harry claimed. “He was shouting at me. I was shouting back at him … And he snapped. And he pushed me to the floor.”
Harry reportedly landed on a dog bowl, which broke and cut his back. Harry noted that William apologized after he fell and asked him to keep the altercation a secret from Markle. But later, Markle noticed the wound, Harry said, while telling Cooper the argument was a “nasty experience.”
“It wasn’t pleasant at all,” Harry said of the 2019 argument.
Reportedly, Harry and Markle are losing the favor and respect of the citizens of Great Britain. GB News noted: “Never in the field of history has one man moaned so much about so little.”
The memoir “Spare” will be released on Tuesday.
The royal family has criticized Harry and Markle’s decision to air their grievances publicly.