Anderson Cooper says the Royals had ‘demands’ for Prince Harry’s interview
Anderson Cooper, who recently interviewed Prince Harry for his tell-all book “Spare,” says that “60 Minutes” reached out to Buckingham Palace for reaction and received a very specific demand. The book is set for international sale tomorrow.
Cooper stated, “It’s something we never do” when asked if the interview will be shown to Buckingham Palace before airtime.
The book by Prince Harry has been receiving a lot of interest since it reveals “secrets” or insider knowledge and perspectives on the royal family and numerous incidents that have garnered media attention.
During the course of the thirty minute interview, Harry discussed his family life, including his bride Meghan Markle, his brother and heir to the throne Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, and the passing of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Before the interview was broadcast, Buckingham Palace requested to see it.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace was keen to find out what Prince Harry had to say in the interview in advance, setting up a “war room” to counter the Duke of Sussex’s allegations.
“Its representatives demanded that before considering responding, ’60 Minutes’ provide them with our report prior to airing it tonight,” Cooper stated.
This is similar to what the Crown’s lawyers did with Good Morning America when Prince Harry was questioned by GMA. Good Morning America also turned down their request.
The morning show said in a statement, “We received a response from the law firm representing Buckingham Palace this morning, while we were on the air, saying that the Palace needed to ‘consider exactly what is said in the interview, in the context in which it appears’ and asked that we supply them immediately with a copy of the entire interview, which we do not do as a news organization, as a matter of our policy,