Prince Harry’s blunt 6-word reply when asked why he’s not given up royal titles

The Duke of Sussex spoke with ITV at 9 p.m. yesterday to discuss Spare for the first time before appearing on American television to speak with CBS’s 60 Minutes.

In the second of two television interviews prior to the publication of his book tomorrow, Prince Harry was questioned about why he has not renounced his royal titles, and his response was brief and direct.

Prior to making an appearance on American television for an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, the Duke of Sussex gave his first interview about Spare on ITV last night at 9 o’clock.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan were asked by US broadcaster Anderson Cooper in January why they had preserved their royal titles and not renounced them.

The couple had been given the titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day in 2018 by the late Queen.

During the interview Mr Cooper asked: “Why not renounce your titles as Duke and Duchess?”

Harry replied: “And what difference would that make?”

Mr Cooper added: “One of the criticisms that you’ve received is that okay, fine, you wanna move to California, you wanna step back from the institutional role.

“Why be so public? Why reveal conversations you’ve had with your father or with your brother? You say you tried to do this privately.”

Harry added: ” And every single time I’ve tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife.

“You know, the family motto is ‘never complain, never explain’. But it’s just a motto. And it doesn’t really hold.”Tom Bradby and Harry (

Last night’s interview on ITV with Tom Bradby was filmed in California, where the Duke of Sussex now lives with wife Meghan Markle and their two children.

Harry: The Interview saw the Prince go into depth and detail on his life in the Royal Family – and also saw him exchange awkward and fiery moments with interviewer Tom as they dissected the past decades.

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