Harry believed he was not allowed to show emotion when he and his brother went to greet the public at Kensington Palace after his mother’s death in 1997.
“I cried once, at the funeral,” Tom told Bradby in a new clip from the interview that aired on Sunday. The British prince says he felt guilty and believes his brother William felt the same way. “There were 50,000 bouquets of flowers for our mom and we just stood there shaking hands with a smile,” it seems. And those hands were wet. We didn’t understand why, but it was because of the tears that I wiped.”
“Everyone thought they knew our mother and the two people closest to her and whom she loved the most could not show any emotion at the time,” Harry recalls.
in his autobiography Memorizes The British prince describes in detail his love for his mother, who died in a car accident in Paris when he was 12 years old. He says they had to walk behind their mother’s coffin while a crowd watched. The prince says his father did not hug him when he came to tell him the news. He also tells how he drove a driver into the Paris tunnel where his mother died, hoping to finally get over “a decade of unrelenting pain.”
With his book, the prince is following in the footsteps of his mother and father, Princess Diana and King Charles, who also hoped to be better understood thanks to the publication of memoirs. The biography begins with Harry’s traumatic childhood and ends with the parenting he shares with his wife, Meghan Markle, whom he met in 2016.