"I have felt the presence of my mum more so in the last two years than I have in the last 30," Harry said.
Prince Harry’s ongoing tension with his brother has stretched further in light of the recent revelations that were made before the release of his most anticipated biography, Spare, on January 10. In the book, the father-of-two has reportedly opened up about how he and his brother had a fallout after he chose to marry Meghan Markle against the will of the Royal Family. In a recent interview the former royal said that his mother, Princess Diana, would have been really "sad" about the ongoing rift between the two brothers, reports Good Morning America.
The interview is set to be aired a day before the release of the memoir titled Spare. Amidst the ongoing rift and resentment between the two brothers, GMA interviewer Michael Strahan asked Harry, who has now formally stepped down from royalty, what their mother Princess Diana might have thought of the brothers' current relationship. To this, he replied, "I think she would be sad."
"I think she'd be looking at it long term to know that there are certain things that we need to go through to be able to heal the relationship," he added while explaining the intricacies of his strained relationship with his elder brother, Prince William, who is next in line for the royal throne.
In a clip of the interview released on January 5, the 38-year-old spoke about missing his mother, a royal icon, who passed away in a fatal road accident in Paris in 1997. "I have felt the presence of my mum more so in the last two years than I have in the last 30," he said. Harry decided to be open about the family feud as he believes the tabloids leaked information about the royal house.
After their highly viewed docuseries on Netflix, which documented what transpired in the royal household after Harry married Markle, the memoir is set to reveal more of the unknown to the public. According to revelations by Harry, Prince William—who is a father of three—was involved in a physical scuffle with his younger brother for not adhering to royal conventions.
Talking about his aim behind speaking out now, Harry said: "Ultimately, what this all comes down to is, I don't think that we can ever have peace with my family unless the truth is out there."
He described his memoir as "the firsthand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful." The memoir reportedly covers anecdotes from his life growing up in the royal family, including the trauma of losing his mother at a tender age, and his time in the military. The memoir also shines a light on some still undisclosed reasons behind Harry's decision to step down from his senior royal role and the healing journey of fatherhood with his wife Meghan.
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