In a new ITV documentary, filmed during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal tour of southern Africa, the royal couple offered surprisingly candid answers to personal questions. And while Harry & Meghan: An African Journey won’t air on the U.S. until Wednesday, stateside viewers are getting a sneak peek at the documentary through a series of previews released online.
In one clip, Prince Harry addressed the rumors of a rift between him and his brother, seeming to acknowledge that their relationship had suffered recently. “Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under… stuff happens,” Harry said. “But look we’re brothers. We’ll always be brothers.”
He went on, “We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and as I know he’ll always be there for me… We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy but I love him dearly.”
Still, he implied that the press had exaggerated the reality of the situation. “The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers it’s just as I said, you have good days, you have bad days,” Harry said.
VIDEO: Prince Harry on that “rift” with his brother, William: “Inevitably stuff happens” he said. “We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I’ll always be there for him”.
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) October 20, 2019
This is hardly the only clip from the documentary that’s drummed up interest from royal watchers. Earlier this week, a video of Meghan seeming to hold back tears was shared widely online. It inspired sympathy, especially on this side of the pond, where #WeLoveYouMeghan began trending on Twitter. In a later clip, she explained that she didn’t expect the British tabloids to be as harsh as they’ve been.
“The biggest thing that I know is that I never thought that this would be easy but I thought it would be fair,” she said. “And that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile but, I don’t know, just take each day as it comes.”
The Duchess of Sussex told @tombradby: “It’s not enough to just survive something, right? That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy.” #HarryandMeghanpic.twitter.com/cPRhNIsACB
— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) October 20, 2019