There is no relaxation in sight within the royal family. Prince Harry announces he wants to reconnect with his father, King Charles III, and his brother William, with whom he is cold, but sees “no desire to reconcile”. The words come from an excerpt of an interview given ahead of the publication of his feared memoir.
A month after the documentary about Harry and his wife Meghan aired on Netflix, the British monarchy is gearing up with the release of the book The Substitute on April 10.
To mark the publication of the book, the Prince gave two television interviews that will be broadcast on Sunday 8 January.
Prince Harry wants ‘a family, not an institution’
“They have shown absolutely no desire to reconcile,” the Duke of Sussex said in a short trailer released on Monday, without revealing who exactly he is referring to. “I would like to reconnect with my father. I want to reconnect with my brother,” Harry agrees, specifying that he wants “a family, not an institution.”
These critics come at a time of transition for the British royal family following the accession 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 countries is due to be crowned on May 6, a major event broadcast around the world.
Her documentary, which was released in six episodes on Netflix in December, allowed the “Sussexes” to offer their point of view on their departure, which made them hugely unpopular in the UK, where they are often branded as selfish by a ruthless press, citing spoilers .
According to the Sunday Times, The Substitute attacks William more than King Charles III, confirming the rift between the two brothers side by side at their mother Diana’s funeral in 1997. “Personally, I don’t see how Harry and William can reconcile after that,” a source with knowledge of the book told the Sunday newspaper.