Prince Harry on public break from family
Prince Harry tells 60 Minutes about his decision to speak publicly 60 minutes 00:58
Prince Harry said he’s tried to keep his conversations with the British royal family private, but to combat stories in the tabloids he’s been forced to make his concerns public.
“Every time I’ve tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leaks and stories against me and my wife,” Harry told Anderson Cooper in an interview that aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday, January 8 would. “You know, the family motto is never complain, never explain, but it’s just a motto.”
“There’s a lot to complain about and a lot to explain… through leaks,” Cooper told Harry in a clip from the interview, which aired on CBS Mornings today.
“They will feed or chat with the correspondent,” Harry explained. “And that correspondent is literally being fed the information and writing the story. And he will end by saying he has reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment. But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting. You’ve been told for the past six years, ‘We can’t make a statement to protect you.’ But you do it for other family members. It gets – it gets to a point where silence is treason.”
Harry is releasing a new memoir next week called Spare. Sunday’s 60 Minutes interview will be Prince Harry’s first on US television to discuss the book.
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