Entertainment Prince Harry Says He Was 'Trapped' as a Royal — and Addresses Rift with Prince Charles and Prince William
Kate Middleton Shares Rare Insight Into Her Relationship with Prince William in Candid Moment
The Cambridges have been juggling homeschool with royal duties amid lockdownDuring a recent video call with fellow parents, the royal mom was asked to share who her "greatest support" has been throughout the coronavirus pandemic. To reveal her answer, Kate held up a paper that simply said: "William.
Prince Harry says he was "trapped" in royal life — and that the same is true of his brother, Prince William, and father, Prince Charles.
"I didn't see a way out," Harry told Oprah Winfrey of royal life in a bombshell interview airing Sunday on CBS. "I was trapped but I didn't know I was trapped. Trapped within the system like the rest of the family. My father and my brother are trapped. They don't get to leave and I have huge compassion for that."
When told by Winfrey that he didn't look unhappy in the public eye, Harry replied that he wasn't necessarily "enjoying [royal] life because there were photographs of me smiling while I was shaking hands and meeting people."
It's final: Harry and Meghan won't return as working royals
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties, and Harry will give up his honorary military titles — a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple's split from the royal family. When Harry and Meghan stepped away from full-time royal life in March 2020, unhappy at media scrutiny and the strictures of their roles, it was agreed the situation would be reviewed after a year. Now it has, and the palace said in a statement that the couple, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have verified “they will not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.
Harry also opened up in depth for the first time about his strained relationships with both William and Charles.
"There is a lot to work through there," he said of his relationship with his father, Prince Charles. "I feel really let down, because he's been through something similar. He knows what pain feels like. I will always love him, but there is a lot of hurt that's happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try to heal that relationship. But they only know what they know."
Of William, he said, "I love William to bits. He's my brother. We've been through hell together. But we are on different paths."
Prince Harry Says He and Meghan Markle Did Not 'Blindside' Queen About Royal Exit
Harry added that he had two conversations with his father, Prince Charles, "before he stopped taking my calls"During the couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, the TV host asked if they "blindsided" the monarch by releasing a statement in Jan. 2020 about stepping back to the public.
Asked by Winfrey how he would describe the relationship now, he said, "the relationship is space. Time heals all things, hopefully."
Winfrey also asked if Harry had any regrets, to which he answered, "No. I'm really proud of us. I'm so proud of my wife. She safely delivered Archie during a period of time which was so cruel and so mean. Every day I was coming back to my life in London and she was crying while breastfeeding Archie. We did what we had to do."
Meghan, meanwhile, said she had "one" regret: "My regret is believing them when I said I would be protected. I regret believing that, because had I really seen that wasn't happening, I would have been able to do more. But I wasn't supposed to see it. I wasn't supposed to know.
She continued, "Now because we are actually on the other side, we actually not just survived but are thriving."
Prince Harry Says He'll 'Always Be There' for Brother William and His Family Despite 'Space' .
Prince Harry revealed that his family did not reach out to apologize for the reasons he felt he had to step back as a working royal RELATED: Prince Harry Says He Was 'Cut Off' Financially by Family Meghan added: "If a member of this family would comfortably say, 'We've all had to deal with things that are rude,' rude and racist are not the same. And equally, you've also had a press team that got on the record to defend you, especially when they know something is not true, and that did not happen for us.