Prince Harry all but confirmed rumours of a rift between him and Prince William. 'We're certainly on different paths at the moment.'
- Prince Harry addressed, for the first time, rumours that there is a rift between him and his older brother Prince William.
- Speaking on a new ITV documentary about his tour of Africa, Harry was asked if there was any truth to reports that they were no longer getting along.
- "We're certainly on different paths at the moment but I'll always be there for him and as I know he'll always be there for me," he said.
- Harry also spoke about unwanted media attention that the royal family face, making clear that he blames the press for his mother's death.
- "I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum," he said.
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Speaking on the ITV documentary, "Harry and Meghan: An African Journey," the Duke of Sussex added that he'll "always be there" for his brother.
"Part of this role and part of this job, this family, being under the pressure that it's under, inevitably stuff happens," he said.
"But look, we're brothers, we'll always be brothers," he added. "We're certainly on different paths at the moment but I'll always be there for him and as I know he'll always be there for me.
"We don't see each other as much as we used to because we're so busy, but I love him dearly. The majority of this stuff is created out of nothing, but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days," he added.
Speculation of a feud between the siblings emerged around the time Meghan Markle married into the family in 2018.
At first, reports suggested the rift was between Markle and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, but ITV's royal editor Chris Ship said this wasn't the case.
"There was an issue between William and Harry. It was written as a problem between the wives - that actually isn't true," he said earlier this year.
During the documentary, which aired in the UK on Sunday, Harry blamed the British press for his mother, Princess Diana's death.
When asked how the media attention has impacted his mental health, he said: "It's constant management as you know."
"I thought I was out of the woods and then suddenly it all came back, I suddenly realised no, this is something that I have to manage.
"Look, part of this job and part of any job, like everybody, means putting on a brave face and turning a cheek to a lot of this stuff.
"But for me and for my wife, of course there's a lot of stuff that hurts. Especially when the majority of it is untrue. But what we need to do is focus on being real and being the people we are, and standing up for what we believe in.
"I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum," he said.
It wasn't the first time that the duke made a reference to the late Princess Diana during the hour-long programme. He admitted that he's reminded of her death every time he sees a camera flash.
Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Her car was being chased by paparazzi photographers, who routinely pursued her around the world, often at high speed.
Harry said: "I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back, so in that respect it's the worst reminder of her life, as opposed to the best."
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