Prince Harry disclosed that he only shed a single tear mourning the passing of his mother, Princess Diana.
After her death in 1997, the Duke of Sussex stated that he was “unable to show any emotion” in public and that he had only shed tears during her funeral.
The 38-year-old told ITV’s Tom Bradby that he felt’some shame’ when he addressed mourners outside Kensington Palace who had come to pay their respects to his mother.
He stated this in an interview with Mr. Bradby during the marketing blitz for his explosive book, Spare, which was leaked before to the weekend.
Prince Harry is shown alongside his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles at Princess Diana’s funeral.
Harry, pictured above with his mother in Spain in 1987, told ITV’s Tom Bradby that he had only shed a single tear over Diana’s passing.
In a teaser for the interview, which will premiere tonight at 9pm on ITV1, the Prince stated, ‘I cried once, during the funeral, and you know I go into depth [in Spare] about how bizarre it was and how I genuinely felt some remorse, as did William, just walking around the exterior of Kensington Palace.
‘Our mother received 50,000 bouquets of flowers, and there we were, shaking hands and smiling…
We could not comprehend why their hands were wet, but it was because they were wiping away their tears.
Everyone knew where they were or what they were doing the night my mum passed away, he added.
“Everyone thought and felt they knew our mother, but the two closest to her, the two most cherished by her, were unable to show emotion in that moment,” he explained.
In his new memoir, which was released early last week in Spain, Harry discusses his mother’s death frequently.
In the book he spoke of how his father, who was then the Prince of Wales, sat him down on a bed before breaking the news.
He reported that Prince Charles called him “my dear son” before informing him that his mother was unlikely to survive the head injuries she sustained in the early hours of 31 August 1997 in Paris.
He portrays Charles as an emotionally detached father by stating that he was “not good at expressing his emotions.”
He wrote, “What I recall with crystal clarity is that I did not cry.” Not a tear. My father did not give me a hug.
Following his mother’s funeral service at Westminster Abbey, Prince Harry (center) stands between his brother and father as the hearse carrying his mother’s corpse prepares to depart.
In the book, which MailOnline has seen and is translating from Spanish prior to its Tuesday release in the United Kingdom, the Duke recalls wanting to visit his mother in the hospital.
However, he says his father stated she ‘hasn’t recovered any more’, before stating he slept in his bed on his own till the following morning.
He said that he and his brother William were prevented from watching the TV thus they didn’t see news of the vehicle tragedy.
In the memoir he said for a time he assumed Diana had faked her own death and she was ‘running away’ to escape her ‘miserable’ life.
The Duke said in the book that his 13-year-old self had pondered whether it was a “trick,” stating, “Her life has been miserable; she’s been persecuted, harassed, lied about, and lied to.” So she’s fabricated an accident as a diversion and fled away.’
Later, he acknowledged that this was not the case, but claimed he returned to the hypothesis for comfort.
In the ghostwritten book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author JR Moehringer, Harry admits going to the location of his mother’s death in an attempt to find closure.
Princess of Wales and her companion Dodi Fayed were killed when their driver Henri Paul crashed into the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris.
An inquest would subsequently deliver a verdict of unlawful killing, accusing Paul, who was intoxicated at the time of the accident, as well as paparazzi who had been following the vehicle.
Harry claims that he had his driver drive him repeatedly through the tunnel at 65 mph, the pace at which the accident occurred, in order to simulate her final ride.