Prince Harry said his brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince of Whales, were “trapped” within the royal family during the tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.
“I’m very aware of this — my brother can’t leave that system,” he told Winfrey.
Prince Harry didn’t specify whether Prince William wanted to leave royal life, but said that his brother remained “trapped” within the “toxic” confines of the royal family.
“I will always be there for him — I will always be there for my family,” Prince Harry said.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world in January of 2020 by stepping back from their royal roles. Since then, the couple has established their home in California and have taken on many projects including a partnership with Netflix and Spotify.
The Duke of Sussex revealed it “hurt” to leave his royal role because he was “part of the system with [his family],” and always “[has] been.” (RELATED: ‘Disgraceful Betrayal’: Piers Morgan Calls Out Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s Interview With Oprah Winfrey)
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Prince Harry has “tried to help” his brother and father “to see what has happened” with the “toxic” environment of the family.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II seems to have little control on what goes on inside the royal family.
“When you’re head of the Firm, there is people around you that give you advice … and some of that advice has been really bad,” Prince Harry told Winfrey.
Winfrey reiterated the claim during Monday’s interview on “CBS This Morning.”
“There are people surrounding ‘the family’ who are advisers to the family who have been there for a long time, and that’s a part of the hierarchical structure,” Winfrey said. “And those people have a lot of influence and also input.”
“It was never walking away — it was stepping back, rather than stepping down,” Prince Harry told James Corden. “It was a really difficult environment, as I think a lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health. I was like, ‘This is toxic.'”