Speaking to the UK ITV for a sit-down is scheduled to air on January 8—two days before his controversial tell-all was released memoir Asidethe former senior royal recalled how he, at the age of 12, and brother Prince Williamformerly 15, joined their father, now-King Charles IIIto greet mourners and view floral tributes around Kensington Palace in honor of the late Princess of Wales shortly after she died at the age of 36 in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.
“I cried once, at the funeral. I went into detail about how strange it was and how, frankly, there was some guilt I felt, and I think William felt too, by walking out of Kensington Palace,” Harry told ITV’s Tom Bradby. “And there were 50,000 bouquets of our mother. And there we were, shaking people’s hands, smiling. I saw the videos. I watched it all. The wet hands we were shaking—I don’t understand why the hands were wet. hand.”
Harry then explained, “All the tears they wiped away.”