Harry draws parallels between the treatment of his mother and wife, in teaser clips of a TV special.
The Duke of Sussex has drawn parallels between the treatment of his mother and wife, in teaser clips of a much-anticipated Oprah Winfrey TV special.
In two 30-second clips released by CBS, Harry says he feared history was “repeating itself” before he and Meghan decided to step back as senior royals.
Winfrey is seen asking Meghan if there had been a “breaking point” and if she was “silent or silenced”, but the duchess does not speak in either clip.
The US interview airs on 7 March.
It is unclear when the programme, Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, will be shown in the UK.
In the full programme Meghan will talk about marriage, motherhood, life as a royal and how she is handling “intense public pressure”, CBS said.
Prince Harry has previously said he stepped back from royal duties in order to protect himself and his family from the “toxic” environment created in the UK by the press.
Harry’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, relinquished the Her Royal Highness title at the time of her divorce from the Prince of Wales in August 1996.
She died the following year after a car crash in Paris. The driver had been drink-driving and the car was being followed by paparazzi on motorbikes when the accident happened.
In the clips from the upcoming TV special, an image of a young Prince Harry with Diana is shown as the duke says: “I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago, because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us – but at least we had each other.”
Harry also tells Winfrey: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.
“For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side.”