Prince Harry still questions Diana’s ‘unexplained’ death
Prince Harry admits that he still has doubts 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 televised interview after the release of explosive extracts from his “Spare” memories.
“There are a lot of things that cannot be explained,” 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” in opening another investigation after years of reviewing the case.
She also recalled looking at the gruesome photos of the scene shortly after her mother’s death to try to understand what had happened.
Harry told Bradby that he remembered seeing paparazzi at the window taking photos while Diana was dying, instead of helping her.
“I couldn’t understand [her death],” he admitted.
Comparing Diana’s death to recent fears about his own life, Harry said he was “genuinely terrified of what was going to happen” with 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 his ongoing feud with the royal family, Harry said in the new interview that he hopes to patch things up one day, especially with his father King Charles III and brother Prince William.
“I want reconciliation, but first there must be accountability,” he said, claiming that certain members of the royal family told him he was “delusional and paranoid”.
Elsewhere in the interview, the father-of-two said he “only cried once” over the death of Princess Diana. The beloved royal was murdered 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 strange it was and how I actually felt some guilt, and I think William did too, walking outside Kensington Palace.”
Harry also remembered what it was like to have to shake the wet hands of the mourners, who were crying at the heartbreaking news.
“There were 50,000 bouquets of flowers for our mother and there we were shaking hands with people, smiling. We couldn’t understand why her hands were wet, but it was all the tears that were wiped away,” she recounted.
“Everyone thought and felt that they knew our mother, and the two people closest to her, the two people most loved by her, couldn’t show any emotion at that moment.”
Harry also referenced the children he shares with Markle: Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.
“I don’t want to be a single parent,” he said, fearing history would “repeat itself.” “And I don’t want my children to have a life without their mother or father.”
The interview is the first in a series of television appearances Harry will make this week, before “Spare” hits US shelves on January 10.
He will speak with Anderson Cooper for “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan on Monday and Stephen Colbert on “Late Show” on CBS on Tuesday.
Page Six has contacted Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace for comment on the allegations in Harry’s book. We were told that neither of them will be commenting at this time.