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Prince Harry on treatment of Meghan Markle

Prince Harry: "i used to be doubtless bigoted earlier than the connection with Meghan" | 60 Minutes 00:30

In an interview airing this Sunday on 60 Minutes, Prince Harry says he changed into "totally naïve" about how the British press would treat his relationship with his now-spouse Meghan Markle. Harry also mentioned the connection has given him a brand new recognition.

"What Meghan needed to move through changed into an identical in some part to what [Princess] Kate and what Camilla, [Queen Consort,] went through – very different circumstances," Harry advised Anderson Cooper in a clip from the interview launched Thursday. "however you then add within the race element, which was what the click-- British press jumped on right away. I went into this particularly naïve. I had no idea the British press were so bigoted. Hell, i was probably bigoted before the connection with Meghan."

"You consider you have been bigoted earlier than the relationship with Meghan?" Cooper asked.

"I do not know," Harry said. "Put it this manner, I failed to see what I now see."

The interview is Harry's first on American television about his new memoir, "Spare," which is set to be launched next Tuesday.

In another clip from the 60 Minutes interview, Harry explained why his stream far from the royal household has been so public.

"each time I've tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of reports in opposition t me and my spouse," Harry advised Cooper. "You know, the family motto is rarely whinge, in no way clarify, nonetheless it's only a motto."

"there's lots of complaining and a lot of explaining… being finished through leaks." Cooper spoke of.

"they'll feed or have a conversation with the correspondent," Harry defined. "And that correspondent will actually be spoon-fed assistance and write the story. And on the backside of it they're going to say that they've reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment. but the total story is Buckingham Palace commenting. So once we're being advised for the closing six years, 'We cannot put an announcement out to give protection to you.' but you do it for different members of the household. It turns into-- there becomes a degree when silence is betrayal."

60 Minutes airs Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET, instantly following coverage of the NFL on CBS, and streams on Paramount+.

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