Prince Harry admits he still has questions about the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana.
The Duke of Sussex – who was just 12 when she died in 1997 – made the revelation during his first TV interview following the airing of explosive extracts from his memoir ‘Spare’.
“There are a lot of things that are unexplained,” he told Tom Bradby while discussing Diana’s death in an ITV interview that aired on Sunday.
Harry clarified, however, that he “didn’t really see the point” of opening another investigation after years of looking into the case.
He also recalled looking at the gruesome photos from the scene shortly after his mother died to try to figure out what happened.
Harry told Bradby he remembered seeing paparazzi at the window taking pictures as Diana lay dying, rather than helping her.
“I could not understand [her death],” he admitted.
Comparing Diana’s death to recent fears over his own life, Harry said he was “really terrified of what was to come” to him and his wife Meghan Markle.
Mutual fear led the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step down as senior members of the Royal Family and move from the UK to California in 2020.
Amid their ongoing feud with the Royal Family, Harry said in the new interview that he hopes to work things out one day, especially with his father King Charles III and brother Prince William.
“I want reconciliation, but first you have to be held accountable,” he said, saying some senior royals had told him he was “delusional and paranoid.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the father-of-two said he only “cried once” over Princess Diana’s death. The beloved royal was killed in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris.
“Everyone knows where they were and what they were doing the night my mother died,” he said.
“I cried once at the funeral. I go into detail about how weird it was and how there was a certain guilt I felt, and I think William felt too, walking around outside Kensington Palace.
Harry also recalled what it was like to have to shake the wet hands of mourners, who were in tears at the heartbreaking news.
“There were 50,000 bouquets of flowers at our mother’s and there we were shaking people’s hands smiling. We couldn’t understand why their hands were wet, but it was all the tears they were wiping away,” he said.
“Everyone thought and felt like they knew our mother, and the two people closest to her, the two people most loved by her, were unable to show any emotion at that moment.”
Harry also made reference to the children he shares with Markle: Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.
“I don’t want to be a single dad,” he said, fearing history would “repeat itself.” “And I don’t want my kids to have a life without their mom or dad.”
The interview is the first in a series of appearances released by Harry this week, before ‘Spare’ hits US libraries on January 10.
He will speak to Anderson Cooper for “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan on Monday and Stephen Colbert on CBS’ “Late Show” on Tuesday.
Page Six has contacted Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace for comment regarding the allegations in Harry’s book. We’re told neither will comment at this time.