Harry started out by saying they had never planned to make the Netflix and Spotify deals, but the royal family “literally cut me off financially” in the first quarter of 2020.
He said he thought his mother “saw it coming.”
“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 have been like for her going through this process by herself. It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other,” Harry said.
As for the rest of his family, he said he has spoken more this year to his grandmother than he has “in many, many years” and they have a “really good relationship.”
When asked about his father, Harry paused. He said his father is now taking his calls, but “there’s a lot to work through there.”
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar and he knows what pain feels like and Archie’s his grandson,” Harry said. “But at the same time, of course I will always love him but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship. But they only know what they know — and that’s the thing. I’ve tried to … I’ve tried to educate them through the process that they’ve been educated.”
Harry said “much will continue” to be said about his relationship with William.
“As I’ve said before, I love William to bits — he’s my brother and we’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience but we’re on different paths,” Harry said.
Harry said he “never going to share” more about the conversation about Archie’s skin tone, only saying it was “right at the beginning.”
Both Harry and Meghan said that if they had the support, “without question” they would have stayed working members of the family.
“I’m sad what has happened has happened but I’m comfortable knowing we have done everything we could to make it work,” Harry said.
To people who would say they were “money-grubbing royals,” he said “first off, this was never our intention.”
“For my perspective, all I needed was enough money to pay for security to keep my family safe,” he said.