“I have a huge amount of compassion for her, you know, being the third person within my parents’ marriage,” the Duke of Sussex said during a press stop to promote his memoir, “Spare,” which officially comes out on Tuesday.
He added that he and Camilla “haven’t spoken for a long time.”
“I love every member of my family, despite the differences. So, when I see her, we’re perfectly pleasant with each other,” he said with a smile. “She’s my stepmother. I don’t look at her as an evil stepmother.”
“I see someone who has married into this institution and done everything that she can to improve her reputation and her own image, for her own sake,” he continued.
“Do you speak to William now? Do you text?” Cooper asked.
“Currently, no,” Harry answered. “But I look forward to ― I look forward to us being able to find peace.”
“How long has it been since you spoke?” Cooper said.
“A while,” the Duke of Sussex answered. He gave a similar answer when asked about communication with his father. “We aren’t ― we haven’t spoken for quite a while. Um, no, not recently.”
When Cooper asked if the “rupture” between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the rest of the royal family could be healed, the duke answered “absolutely.”
“The ball is very much in their court,” he explained. “Meghan and I have continued to say that we will openly apologize for anything that we did wrong, but every time we ask that question, no one’s telling us the specifics or anything. There needs to be a constructive conversation, one that can happen in private that doesn’t get leaked.”
More bombshells from Prince Harry’s leaked memoir, “Spare:”
- Prince Harry calls William his “beloved brother and archnemesis” in the book.
- The Duke of Sussex claims that William and Kate Middleton encouraged him to wear a Nazi uniform to a “Native and Colonial” party in 2005.
- Harry said that the Prince of Wales physically assaulted him in 2019 during an altercation about Meghan Markle.
- Prince Harry reveals King Charles’ reaction to his clash with Prince William.