Prince Harry Explains His Decision to Expose the Royal Family

Prince Harry is continuing to open up about the issues that led to his and Duchess Meghan's departure from their positions as working senior royals. The Prince of Sussex

will begin his press tour for his upcoming memoir Spare by speaking with Anderson Cooper in a 60 Minutes interview. The program has released a promo clip ahead of the January 8

special, in which Harry addresses criticism regarding his decision to speak publicly about the conflict within the royal family that lead to him and Meghan stepping

down. When asked why he decided to publicly stepped back from the royal family, the prince explains that he initially tried to privately handle the situation. "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," he told Cooper. "You know, the family motto is

never complain, never explain, but it's just a motto." "There's a lot of complaining and a lot of explaining…being done through leaks," Cooper clarified, with the royal

repeating, "through leaks." "They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent," Harry continued. "And that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information

and write the story. And at the bottom of it they will say that they've reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment. But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting. So when

we're being told for the last six years, 'We can't put a statement out to protect you.' But you do it for other members of the family. It becomes — there becomes a point when

silence is betrayal."