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Prince Harry: Viewers respond to bombshell ITV interview - 'Let it go'

The Duke of Sussex's ITV interview angered critics while fans were turned off.

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Prince Harry's interview with ITV's Tom Bradby has united his fans and critics on social media, as both were turned off by his latest attack on the royal family.

The Duke of Sussex opened up to his journalist friend to promote his upcoming memoir, Spare, and while critics branded him "bitter" for criticising his family, fans of Harry and Meghan Markle just want him to make peace.

Outspoken TV presenter Piers Morgan tweeted: "Never seen an unhappier ‘happy man’ in my life. Prince Harry’s a bitter, delusional, paranoid, family-trashing halfwit exposing & exploiting the Royals’ most personal secrets for gazillions whilst wanging on with jaw-dropping hypocrisy about media intrusion. He’s pathetic."

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Channel 5 news presenter Dan Walker said: "If they are watching Harry at the palace I would like to know how they reacted to this line… “what they have to say to me & what I have to say to them will be in private, & I hope it can stay that way” I do hope they can all find a resolution at some point."

Sky's Kay Burley simply tweeted: "Oh, Harry"

A person at home in Edinburgh watching the Duke of Sussex being interviewed by ITV's Tom Bradby during Harry: The Interview, two days before his controversial autobiography Spare is published. Picture date: Sunday January 8, 2023. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Harry's interview with ITV's Tom Bradby prompted fans and critics to respond on social media. (Getty Images)

Kirstie Allsopp said: "So far there has been no concessions from Prince Harry that any of this is fault. He & his wife have seemingly done nothing wrong and everything is everyone else’s fault. That’s not how life works."

Writer Caitlin Moran observed: "Harry interview in a nutshell: the royal family are so scared of the media they regularly chucked Harry & Meghan under the bus, so they would look good by comparison. And now - given that quitting & moving to the US didn't stop it - he feels he has nothing to lose by revealing it."

And LBC's James O'Brien wrote: "Very impressed by Tom Bradby. If William is watching, I don't think he could find much fault with how this interview has been conducted. And similarly, I think Harry will feel he's been treated fairly but robustly. That's quite an achievement for an interviewer in this situation."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to hold a vigil in honour of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren mount a family vigil over her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Aaron Chown-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to hold a vigil in honour of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall. (Aaron Chown-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry supporters among the viewing public felt he had gone too far.

Another posted: "Whilst I do agree with Harry, I reckon he has to stop here....any further 'tell my story' interviews and he starts to look somewhat fanatical."

One tweeted: "At this point The royals should probably thank Harry. Everytime he opens his mouth one more person slides over to Team Monarch."

And another shared: "Everything Harry said at the start regarding his mother and the press I was totally on side for. Really felt for him and what he and William went through. Then it all went downhill annoyingly quickly."

One viewer said: "I suspect a lot of Black celebrities are going to distance themselves from Harry&Meghan now they've spoken in support of Susan Hussey & downplayed the racism towards M& their kids. Being a racist-apologist is bad for branding in a post 2020 world."

But some felt they witnessed a man who was finally at peace.

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One said: "Tom Bradby did a great job with this intrvw as he always does—he's 1 of the only journalists I listen to.. He was firm & fair; made push-backs; asked vital questions even tho he's known Harry for decades. Harry came across; warm, sincere, at peace. Well done."

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