“I will always love him. I think there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened,” Prince Harry speaks of a rift between him and his father.
In a tell-all interview that was broadcast on CBS on Sunday, the Duke of Sussex expressed his disappointment in the lack of support from his family especially his father who left him feeling “really let down”.
The British royal said he had a yen for backing from his family during a time when his spouse Meghan faced allegations and scrutiny from Beckingham palace.
“There was a way of doing this, but for us, for this union, and the specifics around her race, there was an opportunity, many opportunities, for my family to show some public support,” he said, referencing the press coverage of his wife.
Prince Harry told the American show host, Oprah Winfrey, that his father Prince Charles knew what “pain feels like” as he experienced “something similar” during his relationship with Princess Diana.
He added: “But at the same time, I, of course, I will always love him. I think there’s a lot of hurts that’s happened, and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship. But they only know what they know, or what they’re told. I’ve tried to educate them through the process that I’ve been educated.”
Explaining his decision to step back from his royal position, Prince Harry said the “lack of support and a lack of understanding,” both from his family and from the British press made him take that decision.
The British royal also turned down the suggestion that he and Meghan “blindsided” the Queen by moving to the USA.Pri