Prince Harry’s biggest fear before leaving the royal family was “history repeating itself” with his wife facing the intense scrutiny once faced by his late mother, Princess Diana, according to a clip released ahead of an anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Prince Harry opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the growing fear that if he and his wife, Meghan Markle, remained in England, she would suffer the same tragic fate as his late mother, Princess Diana.
“My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” Harry said in a wide-ranging interview for “Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special.” The Royal couple spoke frankly about marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work, and how the former Hollywood actress is handling life under intense public pressure.
“Were you silent… or were you silenced?” Winfrey asked Markle, who said the public scrutiny they faced from the media in England became “almost unsurvivable.”
Harry, 36, says he regrets not taking a stand in his relationship with Meghan sooner, comparing their relationship to that of Diana's.
The interview, scheduled to air Sunday, is the couple’s first lengthy interview since leaving the royal family and moving to the United States last year.
In a separate interview released last week, Harry told fellow Brit and television host James Corden that Britain's "toxic" media drove him and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to leave the royal family.
One of two clips released ahead of the Winfrey interview showed a picture of the young prince with his mother as he discusses the pressures she faced. Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 as she was being pursued by paparazzi.
"For me, I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side, because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself," the Duke of Sussex said, holding his wife's hand.
"It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we had each other,” he added.
The doting husband went on to say that one of his biggest regrets, where Meghan is concerned was "not making more of a stance earlier on in my relationship with my wife and calling out the racism when I did".
He continued: "Eventually when I made that decision [to step down as senior royal] for my family, I was still told you can’t do this. And it’s like: 'Well how bad does it have to get until I am allowed to do this?' She was going to end her life. It shouldn’t have to get to that."
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