Prince Harry Thinks His Mother Princess Diana Would Have 'Seen This Coming' When It Came To His Decision To Leave Royal Family
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were sharing their side of the story with Oprah Winfrey, the former touched on his late mother, Princess Diana.
In particular, the TV host asked Harry how he thinks his mother would have reacted to their decision to step down from the royal family.
"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out and very sad, but ultimately, all she'd ever want is for us to be happy," he replied. "...I think she saw it coming. I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process."
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Harry noted how he's had Meghan to lean on through this ordeal, so the fact that Diana was left on her own after divorcing his father, Prince Charles, has been weighing on him.
"I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side because I can't begin to imagine what it must've been like for [my mother] going through this process by herself all those years ago," Harry explained.
He also admitted that he "felt trapped" by the royal family, noting he probably would have left the U.K. even if he never met Meghan, since he felt he couldn't handle the scrutiny and pressure.
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He also stated that after witnessing the death of his mother, he feared Meghan could be next.
"My biggest concern was history repeating itself. And what I was seeing was history repeating itself. But far more dangerous because you add race in, you add social media in … I'm talking about my mother," he confessed. "When you can see something happening in the same kind of way, anybody would ask for help. Ask the system of which you are part of."
Overall, Harry stated that a "lack of support and lack of understanding" was what led to his decision to step down from the royal family.