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Prince Harry reveals that the royal family’s motto, Never Complain, Never Explain, is just a phrase

January 3, 2023

Prince Harry gave his first-ever US television interview to discuss his forthcoming memoir, Spare, and dropped another series of landmark revelations about the royal family. From the royal family’s infamous motto, to his unrequited desire for reconciliation, to the news leaks and more, the Duke of Sussex has once again made headlines after the release of his controversial Netflix docu-series Harry & Meghan made.

In his interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes, Prince Harry revealed details about his falling out with the royal family. In a clip released on Monday, January 2nd, Meghan Markle’s husband opened up about the real reason behind their decision to step down as senior royals.

Cooper asked the fifth in line to the throne about the criticism leveled at him and his wife after they decided to step down from royal duties. However, he instead spoke about the grievances that led to the move.

He revealed he’s tried to discuss things privately, but every time he’s done so there have been briefings, leaks and planting stories about him and the Duchess of Sussex. He then emphasized that the family’s motto, Never Complain, Never Explain, was just a motto.

Prince Harry continued with his allegations, revealing that they would feed or talk to the correspondents, who would literally be fed information about them and write the story. He added that at the end of each article they would claim they had asked Buckingham Palace for comment, but the whole story was already their comment.

So when they were told they couldn’t make a statement to protect her for the past six years, the father-of-two felt betrayed that they could do it for other members of the royal family, but not her.

Despite all the complaints, Prince Harry wanted nothing more than to have his family back. In his forthcoming further television interview with British broadcaster ITV, he said he wanted to have a family, not an institution. However, they had shown no willingness to reconcile.

In the teaser of his conversation with Tom Bradby, he told the journalist that he would like his father, King Charles III, and his brother, Prince William, back. He explained that things never had to be this way and all he wants is a family but they would make them look like villains.

The two interviews on ITV and CBS promoting Prince Harry’s memoir Spare will air on Sunday 8 January.