Prince Harry has sat down with Anderson Cooper to promote his memoir Spare. In the trailer for the interview Harry divulges more about the relationship between the palace and press.
ANDERSON COOPER: One of the criticisms that you've received is that well, OK, fine you want to move to California, you want to step back from the institutional role. Why be so public? You say you tried to do this privately.
PRINCE HARRY: And every single time I tried to do it privately. There have been briefings and leaking and planting of stories against me and my wife. The family motto is never complain, never explain. But it's just a motto, and it doesn't really hold.
ANDERSON COOPER: There's a lot of complaining and a lot of explaining in private being done in through leaks.
PRINCE HARRY: Through leaks? They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent, and that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story. And then the bottom of it, they will say that they've reached out to Buckingham Peloton for comment. But the whole story is Buckingham Peloton commenting.
So when we're being told for the last six years, we can't put a statement out to protect you. But you do it for other members of the family that becomes a point when silence is betrayal.