Prince Harry one worries Prince William Kate Middleton’s children will find themselves in the role of “reserve” of the royal family. A candid new interview with The Telegraph.
“Although William and I have spoken about it once or twice and he has made it clear to me that his children are not my responsibility, I still feel responsible that at least one of these three children will end up like this. Me, spare,” Harry said in an article published Friday. “And it hurts, it bothers me.”
“As I well know, within my family, if not us … there will be someone else,” said the prince.
The Duke of Sussex writes extensively about the dynamic between “heir” and “reserve” in his new memoir, the latter of which is the title of a best-selling book.
King says the shorthand was used by his father, mother and grandparents throughout his life, and writes that “there was no judgment about it, and no ambiguity.”
Harry says in the book: “I was brought into the world because something might happen to William. “I was called in to provide backup, distraction, diversion and if necessary, backup. Kidney, maybe. Blood transfusion. Bone marrow stain. All this was clearly explained to me from the beginning of my life path and was constantly reinforced after that.
The prince expressed concern about how this interplay could affect William and Kate’s children, telling The Telegraph that he is “someone who likes to fix things”.
“If I see a mistake or a pattern of behavior that hurts people, I will do my best to change it,” Harry said.
While the Telegraph interview was thought to be the last stop on his book tour, Harry also suggested he still has more stories to tell. Prince said the original draft of “Backup” was 800 pages — more than twice the length of the finished product — and “could have been two books.”
He told ghostwriter JR Moehringer certain things for context, but added a caveat that there was “absolutely no way” he would put them in the book.
“Especially between me and my brother, and to some extent between me and my father, there are some things that I don’t want the world to know about,” Harry said, adding that he “didn’t think so.” They will forgive me someday.”
“Now, you might argue that some of the things I put in there, they’ll never forgive me anyway,” the king continued. “But the way I see it, I’m willing to forgive you for everything you’ve done, and I wish you’d sit down properly with me and instead of telling me I’m delusional and paranoid, actually sit down and have a proper conversation about this, because I really wish there was some accountability. And I apologize to my wife.”
Kensington Palace had no comment when reached by HuffPost.
More revelations from Harry’s “Backup” memoir and media tour:
Leave a Comment