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The villain arc: Prince Harry makes shocking claims ahead of his memoir release

''They feel it is better to keep us as the villains.''
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It is no secret Prince Harry has made some explosive comments during his new series of interview with the United Kingdom’s ITV1, but which have shocked royal watchers more?

While promoting his memoir, Spare the Duke of Sussex has made some claims regarding the intimate details of his life and the British monarchy.

Including the royal family’s “horrible” response to Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on September 8, 2022. He alleged that rather than mourning the loss of their family member, it become more about controlling the media.

Prince Harry was emotional during one of the Queen’s funeral events.

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“The day that she died was just a really, really horrible reaction from my family members,” Prince Harry said.

“And then by all accounts, well, certainly from what I saw and what other people probably experienced, was they were on the back foot and then the briefings and the leaking and the planting.

“I was like, ‘We’re here to celebrate the life of Granny and mourn her loss, can we come together as a family?’ But I don’t know how we collectively, how we change that.”

Prince Harry’s relationship with the British press has always been broken given their “relentless” nature, especially when he departed England for 12 months.

The British press are allegedly “relentless.”

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“If they want to hold us and the rich and powerful to account and they want to police society, then who is policing them?”

“My father said to me that it is probably a suicide mission to try and change the press.”

However, the young prince draws the line at the media “inciting hatred towards my wife and children” and only asks for “some accountability.”

Some of the ‘hateful’ claims made towards Meghan Markle include comments that could be perceived as bullying or racism.

Prince Harry denied claims that Meghan claimed the royal family was racist following the 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, discussing Archie’s skin colour.

Prince Harry wants to defend his family.

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“You speak to any mixed-race couple around the world, you will find that the white side of the family will discuss what the child will look like,” Harry explained.

Since Meghan and Harry’s departure from the royal family in 2020, there have been numerous allegations and while on the outside it appears there is no hope of reconciliation, Harry still hopes the family can move on from their feud.

While speaking with journalist Tom Bradby, Prince Harry said he hopes there can be “a construction conversation.”

“It almost feels as though this status quo, internally, they feel it is better to keep us as the villains.

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“I hope there is reconciliation between my family and us [and] will have a ripple effect across the entire world.”

He particularly hopes to reunite with his older brother Prince William even after revealing he allegedly tried to initiate a physical fight, in which Harry did not react to due to “therapy.”

Like any normal siblings, there was rivalry as he described their early relationship as “love but also separation” as Prince William “didn’t really want to know [him]” which “hurt at the time.”

“To see Lili obsessed with Archie and Archie like, ‘No no, I need my space’. I get it. But in the moment of the time, I didn’t really grasp it.

“I will always love my brother. But what will be quite shocking and surprising to people, after my mother died, we were on different paths.”

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