This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Anderson Cooper Interviewed Prince Harry Before the release of his new memoirs, additional.
In a wide-ranging interview, Harry discussed his defection from the royal family, the relationship with his brother Prince William, and how the death of their mother, Princess Diana, changed the course of Harry’s entire life.
“For most people who, you know, have lost a parent or lost a sibling at a young age… I think once you accept that they are gone, you accept that your life will never be the same again,” Prince Harry told Cooper.
Cooper had never met a member of the royal family before interviewing Harry.
“One of the things that interested me in 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 ever been interested in the Royal Family has watched Prince Harry grow up from the moment he was born… The public has a certain perception of all these people they read about or see on TV. And yet the fact of how this person sees himself and his life is often be very different. And I find that a really interesting topic.”
Now a father of two, three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet, he tells Harry Cooper that he has a new appreciation for what his mother went through with having to decompress while caring for two young children. Harry says he hopes to create a life for his children isolated from the paparazzi. The 38-year-old is also talking about how he thinks his mom will react to his fractured relationship with Prince William.
“I think she is [Princess Diana] Harry said “It would be sad to be where he is now. I think she wants a reconciliation. I hope that’s what can be achieved.”
You can watch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Prince Harry below.
This report was prepared by Keith Zubrow and edited by Sarah Shaffer Bridger.
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