Prince Harry says he felt ‘guilt’ walking outside Kensington Palace after Princess Diana’s death

The Duke of Sussex has described the guilt he felt while walking outside Kensington Palace following his mother’s death.

In a clip from Harry: The Interview, which will be broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on Sunday, Harry talks about his memories of meeting mourners following the death of his mother, the Princess of Wales, in 1997 .

The Duke said he and William were unable to show any emotion as they met the mourners.

‘Everyone thought and felt they knew our mother, and the two people closest to her, the two people she loved the most, were unable to show any emotion in that moment,’ he told presenter Tom Bradby.

An undated handout screengrab issued by ITV of the Duke of Sussex (left) during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby in California, US, for the program Harry: The Interview

Undated handout screengrab released by ITV meeting mourners following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, mother of Prince Harry and Prince William in 1997

Undated handout screengrab released by ITV meeting mourners following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, mother of Prince Harry and Prince William in 1997

He continues: ‘Everyone knows where he was and what he was doing the night my mother died.’

Harry also says that he cried once after his mother’s death – at her funeral.

‘I once cried at a burial, and you know I go into detail about how awkward it was and there was actually some guilt that I felt, and I think William did too at Kensington Palace. Felt it while walking outside.

In 1997, when Harry felt the tears of mourners on his hands outside Kensington Palace after Diana’s death, Harry felt them.

He says, ‘Our mother had 50,000 bouquets of flowers and there we were, shaking hands with people, smiling.’

‘I’ve seen the videos, well, I looked back. And the wet hands we were trembling, we could not understand why their hands were wet, but it was all the tears they were wiping.’

'I once cried at a burial, and you know I go into detail about how awkward it was and actually had some guilt,' says Harry.

‘I once cried at a burial, and you know I go into detail about how awkward it was and actually had some guilt,’ says Harry.

Prince Harry (pictured with William and now-King Charles at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997) has recalled the moment he was told of his mother's death by his father, whom he claims That he didn't hug her while breaking the news.

Prince Harry (pictured with William and now-King Charles at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997) has recalled the moment he was told of his mother’s death by his father, whom he claims That he didn’t hug her while breaking the news.

In a separate teaser for an interview with Good Morning America, Harry said the ‘rift’ in his relationship with his brother would make his mother ‘sad’.

In his new autobiography ‘Spare’, Harry also revealed that his father didn’t hug Diana when he learned she had been in a car accident.

The Duke, 38, writes of how the King sat him down on his bed to break the news of the car crash, calling him ‘my dear son’ as he explained how Diana had a head injury that was unlikely to repair Was not visible.

He writes: ‘What I remember with astonishing clarity is that I did not cry. not a tear. My father did not hug me.

Harry recalls how the King examined ‘folds of old quilts, blankets and sheets’ on the bed as he broke the terrible news.

As it became known how dire his mother’s condition was, he recalls ‘quietly begging my father, or God, or both’ that this was not true.

Charles told her that Diana’s condition had been ‘complicated’ after she was ‘seriously injured’ in the accident.

Harry asks to go and visit his mother in hospital, before Charles explains that she is ‘not well anymore’.

After his father left, The Duke said he sat alone while his brother William, whom he affectionately called ‘Willie’, sat in a separate room.

An undated handout screengrab issued by ITV of the Duke of Sussex (left) during an interview with ITV's Tom Bradby in California, US, for the program Harry: The Interview

An undated handout screengrab issued by ITV of the Duke of Sussex (left) during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby in California, US, for the program Harry: The Interview

An undated handout screengrab issued by ITV meeting mourners following the death of Prince Harry (left) and Prince William's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997

An undated handout screengrab issued by ITV meeting mourners following the death of Prince Harry (left) and Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997

Harry (pictured with Princess Diana and Prince William in 1995) recalls asking to visit and visit his mother in hospital, before Charles explained she was 'not well anymore'

Harry (pictured with Princess Diana and Prince William in 1995) recalls asking to visit and visit his mother in hospital, before Charles explained she was ‘not well anymore’

Prince Harry's highly anticipated memoir is due for release on January 10, but copies have already been leaked

Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir is due for release on January 10, but copies have already been leaked

Harry claims his memory has gone through ‘decades of trying to recreate that morning’, but after so much time he has come to an ‘inevitable conclusion’ – that he was alone in the room until 9am the next day When Piper started playing outside .

Harry’s heart-wrenching memoir about his mother’s death comes as one of many explosive claims from Spare, his long-awaited memoir which is set to be released in the UK on Monday, January 10.

The emotional passage comes when Harry talks about Diana’s relationship with Dodi Fayed after she and William met him while on holiday with their mother in St Tropez.

Harry recalls seeing his mother light up in Dodie’s presence as she described the filmmaker as ‘insolent’ and ‘nice’.

He reflects on the conversation he had with William about his mother’s new partner – and how they both agreed they were happy for her as long as she was happy.

Elsewhere in the book, Harry relives his memory of the days following his mother’s death and how he struggled with himself to accept the reality of the situation.

He recalled how he and William were forbidden from watching TV to shield them from news reports about the car crash.

After Diana’s sisters fly to France to identify her body, Harry recalls being reunited with his father and aunts in London, at which point Aunt Sarah (Lady Sarah McCorquodale) hands each brother a small blue box. In which is a lock of Diana’s golden hair.

Harry didn’t believe the hair was his mother’s, and convinced himself it was someone else’s so he didn’t have to come to terms with the reality of her death.

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