How fatherhood helps Prince Harry understand Princess Diana – 60 Minutes

Understanding Princess Diana


How Fatherhood Helps Prince Harry Understand Princess Diana | 60 minutes

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This week on 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper interviewed prince harry before the publication of his new memoirs, Spare.

In the wide-ranging interview, Harry discussed his break from the royal family, the relationship with his brother Prince William and how the death of their mother, Princess Diana, changed the course of the whole Harry’s life.

“For most people who, you know, lost a parent or a sibling at a young age… I think once you accept that they are gone, you accept that your life will no longer be never the same.” Prince Harry told Cooper.

Cooper had never met any members of the royal family before interviewing Harry.

“One of the things that interested me about interviewing Prince Harry, and frankly reading his book, is that we don’t really know who he is,” Cooper told 60 Minutes Extra. “Anyone who has been interested in the royal family has seen Prince Harry grow up from birth… The public has a certain perception of all these people they read or see on television. And yet, the reality how that person sees themselves and their own life is often very different, and I find that to be a really interesting topic.

Now a parent of two, three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet, Harry tells Cooper he has a new appreciation for why his mother had to dodge the press while caring for two young boys. Harry says he hopes to create a life for his own children away from the paparazzi. The 38-year-old also explains how he thinks his mother would react to her fractured relationship with Prince William.

“I think she [Princess Diana] would be sad that he was where he is now,” said Harry. “I believe she would like the reconciliation. And hopefully that’s what’s achievable.”

You can watch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Prince Harry below.


Prince Harry: the 60 minute interview

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This report was produced by Keith Zubrow and edited by Sarah Shafer Prediger.


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