Harry stands accused of turning the Royal Family ‘into an episode of the Kardashians’ as social media erupts at an ITV interview, questioning why the Duke asks for his privacy in a revealing chat.
- The Duke of Sussex sat down with Tom Bradby for a primetime television interview
- He twisted the knife at family members with a series of explosive statements.
- Harry addressed the relationship between Kate and Meghan and the break with William
- But furious social media users accused him of ‘hypocrisy’ over the interview.
Prince Harry has been accused of turning the Royal Family ‘into an episode of the Kardashians’, as social media reacts to his meeting with ITV.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, sat down with Tom Bradby for a primetime television interview as part of a publicity campaign for his controversial Spare memoir.
In a series of twisting-the-knife bombshells on his closest relatives, Harry claimed the royals have tried to protect their own reputations “to the detriment” of him and Meghan and that they were “complicit” in their “pain and suffering”.
He described a troubled relationship between his wife and Kate Middleton, while also addressing his breakup with his brother and his sensational accusation of Camilla of conspiring to marry Charles.
Prince Harry twisted the knife at family members with a series of bombs during the interview.
Prince Harry sat down tonight for his first primetime interview to promote his memoir, Spare
But social media exploded in the midst of the explosive interview, with claims of “hypocrisy” about Harry wanting his family to communicate in private when he is speaking publicly about conversations behind closed doors.
One user tweeted: ‘Harry literally turning the British Monarchy into an episode of The Kardashian’s. This is shameful.
Another said: ‘If you want communication with your family to be private, why are you doing this interview? so contradictory
A third added: “He wants any future conversations to be kept private, but he’s sitting here telling us what other ‘private’ conversations they’ve had.”
A fourth tweeted: ‘I have never heard such hypocritical, delusional, selfish and narcissistic ramblings in my life!
In fact, he said he ‘hopes’ his family can respect THEIR privacy while incessantly talking about THEM to the world press! KNOWING that they cannot answer!
The Duke of Sussex speaks often about his mother in his new memoir Spare, due to be published in the UK on January 10.
During the 90-minute interview, Harry also suggested that the royals helped “smash” his and Meghan’s reputations, forcing them to move to California and “they have shown no willingness to reconcile.”
But he sensationally admitted that his family was not racist, though he believes them guilty of “unconscious bias.”
He also backed the Queen’s former lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey, who was embroiled in a toxic racial row last month, saying she “never meant any harm”.
Harry was not paid for tonight’s interview, in which he alternated between answering Bradby’s questions and reading sections of his memoir.
The duke also claimed that William and his sister-in-law Kate’s “stereotyping” of his wife Meghan meant she was not welcome as a member of the royal family.
He said there were “a lot of stereotypes” about Meghan after she was introduced to the Royal Family, because she is an “American, divorced, biracial actress”, adding that even he was “guilty” of that.
Harry and Bradby joked about how, after introducing Meghan to his family, he discovered that his family were fans of Suits, the show she starred in during her time as an actress.
But he said it was “fair” to say that, according to Bradby, “almost from the beginning it’s just that they don’t get along.”
Harry also suggested that his family has avoided accountability “on a lot of things” during their 90-minute meeting.
The excerpts released include an alleged physical altercation between William and Harry and details of the dispute between Meghan and Kate.
He also writes how he and William begged King Charles not to marry the now Queen Consort Camilla, who he feared might become his ‘evil stepmother’, before suggesting that she had planned to take the crown and leaked stories to the press. .