Trying to be proactive? Both 60 Minutes and Good Morning America claimed that Buckingham Palace sought the video before the programs aired in order to comment on Prince Harry‘s interviews.
At the conclusion of his conversation with the 38-year-old Duke of Sussex on Sunday, January 7, Anderson Cooper disclosed that he had contacted Buckingham Palace for a response. Before considering a response, its representatives insisted that 60 Minutes give them a copy of our report before showing it tonight, which is something we never do.
Harry heard a similar warning from Michael Strahan on Monday, January 9, on GMA. While we were airing this morning, we got a response from the legal team representing Buckingham Palace. They said the palace needed to consider every word in the interview in its proper context and requested that we send them a copy of the entire interview right away, which is against our policy as a news organization.
Both of these interviews were on the imminent publication of Spare, the founder of the Invictus Games memoir, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10. In his first book, Harry shares his thoughts about being the spare to William’s heir to the throne, the death of their mother, Princess Diana, meeting Meghan Markle, and their choice to leave the royal family.
He remarked during the episode on Monday morning, “I don’t think we can ever have peace with my family till the truth is out there. I can forgive a lot of things, but there must be dialogues before there can be reconciliation, and accountability must play a part in those conversations. I just wish there was a way for us to have a private talk that wouldn’t end up being leaked to the British media.
A source exclusively revealed to Us Weekly that the memoir has already alienated the BetterUp CIO and his royal family. Relationships between the royals and Harry have broken off completely, an insider informed us on January 8; the insider also noted that Harry’s father, King Charles III, does not want this drama. The Palace isn’t publicly commenting on Spare.