This week on 60 Minutes, reporter Anderson CooperAhead of the release of his new memoir, Spare.
In the wide-ranging interview, Harry discussed his split from the royal family, his relationship with his brother Prince William and how the death of their mother, Princess Diana, changed Harry’s entire life.
“I think for most people who lose a parent or a sibling at a young age…once you accept that they’re gone, your life never changes.” Prince Harry told Cooper.
Cooper had never met any of the royals before interviewing Harry.
“One of the things that interested me in interviewing Prince Harry and obviously reading his book was that we didn’t know who he was,” Cooper told 60 Minutes Overtime. “Anyone who’s interested in the royal family has watched Prince Harry grow up since he was born… The public has a certain perception that all these people they read about or they see on television. The way that person sees themselves and their own life is often very different. And it’s very interesting. I see that as a matter of course.”
Harry, who is now a parent of two children, three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilybet, tells Cooper that he has a newfound appreciation for having to block the press while his mother takes care of the two boys. Harry says he hopes to build a life for his own children isolated from the paparazzi. The 38-year-old has revealed how she hopes her mother will react to her broken relationship with Prince William.
“I think she is [Princess Diana] It would be sad to be where it is now,” Harry said. “I’m sure she’d like reconciliation. I hope that is achievable.”
You can watch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Prince Harry below.
This report was prepared by Keith Zubrow and edited by Sarah Shaffer Pretiger.
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