Harry accuses Royal Family of having AGENDA against him and Meghan - 'Better to keep us as the villains'

The Duke of Sussex says “I would like to get my father back, I would like to have my brother back”

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The Duke of Sussex says “I would like to get my father back, I would like to have my brother back” in a preview clip from a forthcoming interview.

The 90-minute programme will broadcast two days before Harry’s autobiography Spare is published on January 10.

Prince Harry speaks to ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby
Prince Harry speaks to ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby

In a series of clips cut together with no questions heard, the Duke says “It never needed to be this way” and refers to “the leaking and the planting” before adding “I want a family, not an institution”.

He also says “they feel as though it is better to keep us somehow as the villains” and that “they have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile”, although it is unclear who he refers to.

Filmed in California where Harry now lives, ITV said Harry the Interview will go into “unprecedented depth and detail” about his life in and outside the royal family.

In a separate interview, the Duke of Sussex said “silence is betrayal” over the alleged failure of Buckingham Palace to defend him and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, before they stepped down as senior royals.

During a short clip from an interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutes, Harry said: “Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife.

“The family motto is ‘never complain, never explain’, but it’s just a motto.

“They (Buckingham Palace) will feed or have a conversation with a correspondent, and that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story, and at the bottom of it, they will say they have reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.

“But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.

“So when we’re being told for the last six years, ‘we can’t put a statement out to protect you’, but you do it for other members of the family, there becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”

Royal expert Jennie Bond
Royal expert Jennie Bond

Royal expert Jennie Bond says Harry needs to decide what he actually wants in life - amid reports his new book will lift the lid on the feud with his brother.

Speaking on GB News ahead of the release of Spare, Ms Bond said: “I think even that title is very revealing. But I want to know, what is it that Harry wants? Feuds between brothers, between siblings, go back as far as Cain and Abel if you like.

“There's nothing new about that. So, what did Harry want? Did he want the destiny into which William was born? Does he want to be King? I think not. I think that he doesn't like very much about the way the institution of our monarchy works. I don't think he'd like the fact that his wings will be clipped even further like his father's have been now that he is Monarch. I don't think he’d like anything about it."

Urging Harry to reflect on history she continued: “Look back if you like to George the sixth and his brother Edward the eighth, who abdicated and handed this chalice to his brother Bertie. His wife, the Queen mother, was crying, when they knew this was to be their destiny. She didn't want him to be King. So, what is that Harry wants?