Prince Harry tells Oprah ‘biggest concern’ was ‘history repeating itself’ in hint at Diana | Royal | News (Reports)


Earlier this month it was confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take part in an “intimate” and “wide-ranging” discussion with American TV legend Oprah Winfrey. Meghan and Harry’s interview is understood to have taken place over a week ago.

In a trailer for the upcoming interview, released on Sunday evening, the Duke told Ms Winfrey: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.”

Prince Harry appears to compare Princess Diana’s experience as a member of the Royal Family with his own alongside his wife Meghan.

In a separate clip, the Duke told the TV host: “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 all those years ago.”

While the Duke said “her” a picture of his mother Princess Diana holding a young Harry appeared on screen.

Speaking about his and Meghan’s experience, Prince Harry continued: “Because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we had each other.”

Meghan then added: “Yeah.”

Meghan and Harry decided to step back as senior members of the Royal Family last year.

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Princess Diana revealed she felt like a “good product that sits on a shelf and sells well and people make a lot of money out of you”.

The late royal told the journalist that her experience was “isolating”.

She added: “But it was also a situation where you couldn’t indulge in feeling sorry for yourself – you had to either sink or swim.

“And you had to learn that very fast.”

The princess went on to say that “the pressure on us both as a couple with the media was phenomenal, and misunderstood by a great many people.”

Many royal commentators have compared Meghan and Harry’s upcoming interview with Princess Diana’s discussion with Mr Bashir.

The BBC’s royal correspondent Jonny Dymond previously said: “Most royal interviews are horrible car crashes.

“Princess Diana garnered an enormous amount of sympathy, but actually did it work out as she thought it would do?

“Arguably not. Prince Charles and Jonathan Dimbleby, Prince Andrew and Emily Maitlis.

“Now, Meghan is going to get an easier ride from Oprah, I don’t think there’s any doubt about it.

“But you have to wonder how this will play.”


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