Prince Harry Admits He Was 'Probably Bigoted' Before Meghan Markle Romance: 'I Didn't See What I Now See'

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Jan. 6 2023, Published 12:37 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry admitted to possibly being "bigoted" prior to his relationship with Meghan Markle.

In a new clip of the Duke of Sussex's upcoming interview on 60 Minutes, he acknowledged that he too may have had unreasonable attachments to beliefs that were in particular prejudiced against a person or group of people while talking about the British press' mistreatment towards his mixed-race wife.

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"What Meghan had to go through was similar, in some part, to what Kate [Middleton] and what [Queen] Camilla went through — very different circumstances," Harry, who shares two young children with the American actress, told Anderson Cooper.

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"But then you add in the race element, which was what the British press jumped on straight away," the 38-year-old continued. "I went into this incredibly naive. I had no idea the British press was so bigoted. Hell, I was probably bigoted before the relationship with Meghan."

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In 2021, Harry and Meghan credited the U.K.'s "toxic'" media for their decision to leave the royal family and start new lives in the U.S. Noting that the British press created a “really difficult” environment for himself and his wife, Harry said in the interview on The Late Late Show With James Corden, "So, I did what any husband and what any father would do — I need to get my family out of here."

The couple addressed the tabloids' negative role in their lives again in their Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, claiming the royal family would feed stories to the press about Meghan, disregarding whether or not they were true, to avoid less favorable stories about their own being printed.

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"You would just see it play out. Like a story about someone in the family would pop up for a minute and they would go, 'got to make that go away,'" Meghan said in their six-part series, released last month.

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Harry added, "It was already clear to the media that the palace wasn't gonna protect her. Once that happens, the floodgates open," before Meghan chimed in, "And I realized that I wasn't just being thrown at the wolves. I was being fed to the wolves."

Prince Harry’s full interview on 60 Minutes airs Sunday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m. EST on CBS.

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