Harry dodges questions about Charles and William in bombshell interview

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Prince Harry spoke of his 'special relationship' with his grandmother the Queen during his bombshell interview with the Today show's Hoda Kotb this week, however, the Duke of Sussex tried his best to dodge questions about Prince Charles and Prince William.

In a preview that was released on Tuesday night in the US, Harry explained that despite living further away from his family and grandmother, he's putting in the effort to make sure she is secure and supported.

Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William
Prince Harry tried to dodge questions about Prince Charles and Prince William during his new bombshell interview with the Today show. Photo: Getty

"I’m just making sure that she’s, you know, protected and got the right people around her," he said. "You know, home — home for me, now, is you know, for the time being, is in the States."

On Wednesday, when the full interview played on NBC, the Duke was questioned over whether he will return to the UK for the Platinum Jubilee.


"I don't know if I'll come. There are lots of issues with security and everything else.

"That's what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to do everything to make sure my kids can meet her."

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Harry spoke of his 'special relationship' with his grandmother during the interview. Photo: NBC
Prince Harry and the Queen
Prince Harry has spoken about his recent secret visit to the Queen last week ahead of his trip to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. Photo: Getty

Hoda then questioned whether Harry misses his father and brother, with the Duke attempting to dodge the question.

"For me at the moment, I'm here focused on these guys [Invictus athletes] and these families and giving everything that I can, 120 per cent to them to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime," he said. "That's my focus here.

"And when I leave here, I get back and my focus is on my family who I miss massively."

Elsewhere during the interview, Harry was asked what he believed to be the best thing about his grandmother, with the Duke responding, "Her sense of humour and her ability to see the humour in so many different things.

"We have a really special relationship. We talk about things that she can't talk about with anybody else, so that is always a nice peace to her."

Archie has inherited Harry's 'cheekiness'

Harry, Archie and Meghan
Harry said his son Archie, almost three, has inherited his 'cheekiness'. Photo: Getty

The Duke also spoke about his son Archie, telling Hoda he believes the two-year-old has inherited his cheeky side.

"Yeah, I think so. I always try and keep that. The cheekiness is something that keeps you alive," he said.

"There is just so much to be happy about in the outside world, but there is also so much to worry about. My sort of mantra now every day, and it is a dangerous one because I need to make sure that I don't have burnout, but it's trying to make the world a better place for my kids.

"Otherwise what is the point of bringing kids into this world? It is a responsibility I feel as a parent you probably feel as a parent as well. And we can't fix everything. We know that. But what we can do is be there for each other."

When asked what he loves about fatherhood, he responded, "All of it. The chaos, the learning, the reminder of just every element of yourself, your soul, right?

"When you are not a parent you can get sucked into all sort of different stuff and you can maybe sometimes forget who you are. And suddenly as a parent, especially now Archie is at the age he is at, asking all the questions."

He continued, "He's into the why stage. Why this? Why that? Why that? And instead of just trying to move it on, I give him the most honest answer I can. And then it goes on and on and on until he's satisfied. And then that's it. It's done. Otherwise, it ends up with - because the world is round and that it is the way life is."

Princess Diana's presence in Harry's life

Harry and Princess Diana
Harry says he feels Princess Diana's presence around him all the time. Photo: Getty

Hoda also questioned whether Harry speaks to Archie about his mother Princess Diana, with the Duke responding, "Yes. Yeah, yeah. Very much so. I don't tell him all the stuff that happened. But certainly that this is, you know, grandma Diana and we've got a couple of photos up in the house."

When asked if he feels his mother's presence, he said, "Yeah, no, for me it is constant. It has been over the last two years. More so than ever before. And it is almost as though she's done her bit with my brother and now she's very much, like, helping me. Got him set up. And now she's helping me set up.

"That's what it feels like, you know? He's got his kids. I've got my kids, you know the circumstances are obviously different. But now, I feel her presence in almost everything that I do now. But definitely more so in the last two years than ever before. Without question. So she's watching over us."

Hoda added that she's "sure [Diana's] proud of you", with Harry agreeing, "I'm sure she is."

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