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  • >> Stephen: THERE YOU GO, WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

  • MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A HUSBAND, FATHER, MILITARY VETERAN, AND

  • ACTIVIST. HE HAS THREE DOGS, TWO KIDS,

  • LIVES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND IS THE DUKE OF SUSSEX.

  • PLEASE WELCOME TO "THE LATE SHOW," PRINCE HARRY!

  • ♪ (APPLAUSE)

  • (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

  • (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

  • HARRY, HARRY, HARRY, HARRY. ♪.

  • >> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IN THE CROWD.

  • >> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

  • AND YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED IT BUT BUT

  • HARRY SAID IS THIS THE CHAIR AND THE SPARE OVER THERE.

  • WELL DONE, WELL PLAYED, SIR. NOW IT IS LOVELY TO HAVE YOU ON

  • THE SHOW. THANK YOU FOR COMING ON AND

  • TALKING ABOUT YOUR NEW BOOK. WHAT SHOULD YOU CALL ME.

  • >> CALL ME ANYTHING YOU WANT AT THIS POINT.

  • I'M STUCK HERE TALKING. >> Stephen: IN THE BOOK I FIND

  • YOU HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT NAMES, YOUR BIRTHDAY SNAIM

  • HENRY, YOUR FATHER AND BROTHER KAWF ENCALL YOU HAROLD, FRIENDS

  • H, WHAT IS HAZ, SHORT FOR HAZARDOUS.

  • >> MY WIFE CALLS ME HAZ. >> Stephen: IS HARRY OKAY.

  • >> YEAH, HARRY, HAZ, BAZ, BAZZA SPIKE, BAZAROONEY STRKS ALL

  • THERE. >> Stephen: BAZAROONEY.

  • PRINCE BAZAROONEY. >> PRINCE DOESN'T COME BEFORE

  • THAT. >> Stephen: IT IS ITS OWN

  • TIGHT NELL AND OF ITSELF. WELL, YOU HAVE WRITTEN THIS VERY

  • INTIMATE MEMOIR WHICH I HAVE READ.

  • AND IT'S FASCINATING. ITS AES A VERY GOOD READ.

  • ITSELF. (APPLAUSE).

  • >> Stephen: THAT IS AVAILABLE TODAY.

  • A LOT OF SENSATIONAL LEAKS IN THE DAYS COMING UP WITH THIS.

  • I KNOW THAT YOU YOURSELF ARE A VERY PRIVATE PERSON FOR BEING A

  • PUBLIC FIGURE. YOU ARE REVEALING A LOT OF

  • THINGS IN HERE. YOU MUST BE ON A CERTAIN LEVEL

  • KIND OF NERVE-RACKING TO BE OUT THERE TO PUBLICLY, PHYSICALLY

  • REPRESENT THE BOOK. WOULD YOU LIKE A COCKTAIL BEFORE

  • WE BEGIN? (LAUGHTER)

  • >> YES, PLEASE. (APPLAUSE).

  • >> Stephen: I HEAR YOU LIKE TEQUILA.

  • >> DOES HE EVER MAKE YOU GUYS A DRINK OR NOT?

  • EVERYONE WANTS A DRINK, EVERYBODY WA.TS A DRINK.

  • (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE). >> Stephen: THEY'RE ALREADY ON

  • YOUR SIDE, MAN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET THEM DRUNK.

  • ALL RIGHT, ARE YOU GLAD NOW TO BE OUT HERE, PEOPLE CAN SEE THIS

  • BOOK, AFTER ALL THESE LEAKS, SO THEY CAN SEE THE CONTEXT OF

  • THESE REMARKS? >> YES, CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING,

  • AS WE KNOW. WRITING THIS BOOK HAS BEEN A

  • CATH ARTIC EXPERIENCE. HARD TIMES AND HAPPY TIMES.

  • BRINGING UP MEMORIES THAT I DIDN'T THINK I HAD.

  • BUT YES, CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING. AND UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THOSE

  • LEAKS, THE BRITISH PRESS, WHICH ARE CENTRAL TO SO MUCH OF MY

  • STORY IN MY 38 YEARS UP TO THIS POINT, AND AFTER SPENDING TWO

  • YEARS FOCUSED ON CONTEXT AND WHAT I AM GOES TO SHARE, HOW I

  • AM GOING TO SHARE IT, AND BEING ABLE TO PIECE IT ALL TOGETHER,

  • THEY INTENTIONALLY CHOSE TO STRIP AWAY THE CONTEXT AND TAKE

  • OUT INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS OF MY LIFE, MY STORY AND JUST TO MAKE

  • A HEADLINE, WHICH IS SOME WHAT TYPICAL.

  • >> Stephen: RIGHT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU READ THIS BOOK, YOU FIND

  • OUT HOW TYPICAL THAT IS. >> YES.

  • >> Stephen: THERE IS A LOT OF FAULTS IN THE AMERICAN PRESS.

  • AND PEOPLE CAN SEE THAT IN THE AMERICAN PRESS.

  • BUT THE BRITISH PRESS WHAT IS ODD TO ME, SORT OF BIZARRE HOW

  • VICIOUS THEY CAN BE. YOU DETAIL A LIFETIME OF

  • DISHONORABLE BEHAVIOR LIKE THE KIND YOU ARE DESCRIBING.

  • AND NOT ONLY FROM THE PRESS BUT FROM PALACE SOURCES, IN PALACE

  • INSIDERS WHO WOULD NOT ONLY NOT DEFEND YOU BUT ALSO PLANT

  • STORIES THAT WERE DEROGATORY TOWARD YOU.

  • AND PLACED YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES UNDER ATTACK.

  • AND JUDGING THE LAST FEW DAYS, THAT HASN'T CHANGED.

  • DO YOU THINK THAT RIGHT NOW THERE IS AN ACTIVE CAMPAIGN BY

  • THE FAMILY, BY THE ROYAL HOUSE, AS IT WERE, TO UNDERMINE THIS

  • BOOK AND YOU AS YOU SUPPORT IT. >> OF COURSE.

  • AND MAINLY BY THE BRITISH PRESS. BECAUSE THEY-- .

  • >> Stephen: BUT AIDED AND ABETTED BY THE PALACE.

  • >> AGAIN, OF COURSE. BUT THIS IS THE OTHER SIDE OF

  • THE STORY, RIGHT. AFTER 38 YEARS, THEY HAVE TOLD

  • THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY. THIS IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

  • STORY. AND THERE IS A LOT IN HERE THAT,

  • PERHAPS MAKES PEOPLE FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE AND SCARED.

  • I WOULD SAY THAT I THINK THERE ARE SOME VETERANS IN THE HOUSE

  • TONIGHT. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

  • I THINK ONE OF THE MOST-- I'M NOT GOING TO LIE.

  • THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN HURTFUL AND CHALLENGING AND NOT

  • BEING ABLE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THOSE THINGS YOU REFER TO.

  • PERHAPS, WELL, NOT PLAPS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE MOST

  • DANGEROUS THING THEY TOLD IS THAT I BOASTED ABOUT THE NUMBER

  • OF PEOPLE I KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN.

  • >> Stephen: I READ THAT SECTION OF THE BOOK, WITHOUT

  • READING THE ENTIRE THING RIGHT HERE, IT IS, TO ME IT IS A VERY

  • THOUGHTFUL DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THAT KNOWLEDGE IS LIKE TO HAVE.

  • AND WHAT THE EXPERIENCE IS TO KNOW THAT YOU HAD DONE THIS IN

  • ORDER TO PROTECT WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD

  • FROM THOSE WHO WOULD WISH TO DESTROY IT.

  • THERE IS NOTHING BOASTFUL ABOUT IT.

  • AND NOT ONLY THAT. >> BUT ALSO, I WOULD SAY THAT IF

  • I HURT NIBBLES, IF I HURT ANYONE BOASTING ABOUT THAT KIND OF

  • THING, I WOULD BE ANGRY. BUT IT IS A LIE.

  • AND HOPEFULLY NOW THAT THE BOOK IS OUT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO

  • SEE THE CONTEXT. AND IT IS, IT IS REALLY

  • TROUBLING AND VERY DISTURBING THAT THEY CAN GET AWAY IT WITH

  • IT, BECAUSE THEY HAD THE CONTEXT IT WASN'T LIKE HERE IS JUST ONE

  • LINE. THEY HAD THE WHOLE SECTION.

  • THEY RIPPED IT AWAY AND SAID HERE IT.

  • IS HE IS BOASTING ON. THIS WHEN AS YOU SAY, YOU READ

  • IT. AND EVERYBODY ELSE WILL

  • HOPEFULLY HAVE A CHANCE TO READ IT.

  • AND THAT IS DANGEROUS. AND MY WORDS ARE NOT DANGEROUS.

  • BUT THE SPIN OF MY WORDS, ARE VERY DANGEROUS.

  • >> Stephen: DANGEROUS BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU AN INCREASED

  • TARGET, AND THOSE AROUND YOU THAT YOU LOVE.

  • >> AND THAT IS A CHOICE THEY MADE.

  • >> Stephen: ANOTHER ODD THING ABOUT IT IS THAT THIS IS NOTHING

  • NEW. HERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM I

  • BELIEVE THIS IS FROM REUTERS FROM TEN YEARS AGO DESCRIBING

  • THAT YOU HAD KILLED AFGHAN, THE TALIBAN IN SORTEES, SO THIS

  • ISN'T NEW INFORMATION. THIS HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR A LONG

  • TIME. >> ALMOST TEN YEARS TO THE DAY.

  • MY FACE WAS SPLAT ERRED ALL OVER THE PAGES BECAUSE SOMEONE ASKED

  • THE QUESTION WHEN I WAS STILL IN AFGHANISTAN IF I HAD KILLED

  • ANYBODY FROM AN ATTACK. AND I SAID YES.

  • AND I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HERE IS NOT ONLY THE

  • CONTEXT BUT THE REASON AS TO WHY I DECIDED TO SHAIR THIS IN MY

  • BOOK. BECAUSE AGAIN, TO THE VETS HERE

  • AND TO THE CIVILIANS HERE, WHICH MAY SEEM, MAY FEEL AS THOUGH IT

  • IS SLIGHTLY A WEIRD CONVERSATION TO HAVE, ESPECIALLY ON THIS SHOW

  • OR SHOWS, BUT I MAID A CHOICE BECAUSE HAVING SPENT NEARLY TWO

  • DECADES WORKING WITH VETERANS ALL AROUND THE WORLD, I THINK

  • THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE HONEST AND TO BE ABLE TO GIVE

  • SPACE TO OTHERS TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITHOUT

  • ANY SHAME. AND MY WHOLE GOAL AND MY ATTEMPT

  • WITH SHARING THAT DETAIL IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER F SUICIDES.

  • (APPLAUSE). >> Stephen: YOU TALK IN THE

  • BOOK, HERE WE GO. THERE YOU GO.

  • (APPLAUSE) YOU TALK IN THE BOOK ABOUT THOSE

  • YEARS IN THE MILITARY AS HAVING SAVED YOU.

  • YOU SAY YOU CONTINUE TO WORK WITH VETERANS, WOUNDED VETERANS.

  • AND DO YOU THINK THE U.K. PRESS IS USING THIS SPECIFICALLY TO

  • HURT YOU IN AN AREA THAT IS MEANINGFUL TO YOU?

  • >> WITHOUT QUESTION. IT IS NOT JUST AN AREA THAT THEY

  • KNOW IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL, BUT IT IS DEFINED MY LIFE.

  • I SPENT TEN YEARS IN THE ARMY. I ONLY JOINED ORIGINALLY FOR

  • THREE. COULDN'T RESIST STAYING.

  • THEY KEPT DANGLING THE CARROT WITH DIFFERENT JOBS FOR ME FOR

  • MANY YEARS. BUT I FOUND A REFUGE THERE.

  • AND AS I TALK ABOUT IN THE BOOK, I FOUND MY PURPOSE.

  • A PURPOSE GREATER THAN MYSELF AND TO BE AMONGST COMRADS, NO

  • LONGER BEING TREATED DIFFERENTLY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE,

  • HAVING TO HIDEAWAY FROM THE MEDIA FOCUS.

  • FOR ME, THAT WAS AMAZING PLACE TO BE AND AN AMAZING COMMUNITY.

  • I STILL AM PART OF THAT COMMUNITY.

  • SO THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO TRY AND DISRUPT THAT.

  • SO THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO TRY AND DISRUPT THAT.

  • >> Stephen: I KNOW THIS MIGHT BE A SIMPLE QUESTION OR THERE

  • MIGHT BE A SIMPLE ANSWER HERE, WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE SO

  • FASCINATED WITH YOUR FAMILY, AND THIS MOMENT, IN YOU.

  • ASIDE FROM THIS BOOK, BECAUSE THERE WAS ALSO A PRESS

  • FASCINATION OR PUBLIC FASCINATION WHEN YOU AND YOUR

  • WIFE WERE BEING PRIVATE, ALL DURING COVID OUT IN CALIFORNIA.

  • WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE AN APPETITE? >> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, ARE YOU

  • TALKING ABOUT MY FAMILY. >> Stephen: YOUR FAMILY, WELL,

  • HOW ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR GREATER FAMILY.

  • >> THE GREATER FAMILY, I DON'T-- I GREW UP WITHIN IT I

  • THINK THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FASCINATION.

  • I THINK MY MUM TOOK IT, FASCINATION WITH HER TOOK IT TO

  • A NEW LEVEL, DIANA'S BOYS, IS HOW THIS TURNS OUT.

  • I THINK THERE WAS A REAL SENSE OF SOME PARTS ONLY A BIT, SOME

  • PARTS, PARENTHOOD BY THE BRITISH PUBLIC, THAT THEY HAD TO PARENT

  • MY BROTHER THROUGH OUR TEENAGE YEARS, AND WHEN HE GOT MARRIED,

  • OKAY, GREAT, THERE IS ONE. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE

  • OTHER ONE. AND THEN I'M FALLING OUT OF

  • CLUBS AND DRIPGING