In a new interview, Prince Harry opened up about his life more than two decades after his mother, Princess Diana, died.
The Duke of Sussex admitted to ITV’s Tom Bradby in his first televised interview following the release of excerpts from his memoir “Spare” that he still has questions about his mother’s tragic death in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France, in August 1997.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Prince Harry stated during the emotional meeting:
“There’s a lot of things that are unexplained. I’ve been asked before whether I want to open up another inquiry. I don’t really see the point at this stage.”
“But I think anyone who knows — again, this is the most amazing thing that, of over the last, what, five years, especially the last two years, the amount of people that I’ve met here in America, everyone knows where they were and what they were doing the night my mother died. And I never thought about that at all.”
Prince Harry also admitted that he went through the tunnel himself to try to figure out what happened the night his mother was taken away from him and to learn more about the paparazzi’s role in the crash.
“When you’ve actually experienced the same thing, which you assume your mother’s driver was experiencing at the time, then it’s really hard to, I guess, understand how some people have come away with the conclusions of that night. And that the people that were predominantly responsible for it, all got away with it.”
Meghan Markle’s husband claims he lost memories after his mother died. He thought he had a post-traumatic stress injury because “I’m not a person with a disorder.”
“I lost a lot of memories on the other side of this mental wall, which I think is so relatable for so many people who’ve experienced loss, especially as a youngster, that inability to be able to like drag the memories back over. I think a lot of it was a defense mechanism.”
In the interview, the father of two stated that he “only cried once” over Princess Diana’s death, which was during her burial.
After his mother’s death, he and his brother, Prince William, then 12 and 14, went on “very strange” walkabouts with mourners outside Kensington Palace. The prince also expressed guilt over the fact that they were smiling and receiving flowers from the crowd.
Prince Harry said:
“There we were, shaking people’s hands, smiling. I’ve seen the videos, right? I’ve looked back over it all and the wet hands that we’re shaking. We couldn’t understand why their hands were wet, but it was all the tears that they were wiping away.”
“Everyone thought and felt like they knew our mum, and the two closest people to her, the two most loved people by her, were unable to show any emotion in that moment.”
ITV aired Prince Harry’s interview with Bradby on Sunday night. His book “Spare” will be available on Tuesday.