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Zoe Delaney

Prince Harry echoes Diana's famous comment about Charles and Camilla's affair

Prince Harry almost directly quoted his late mother during his latest TV interview to air this morning.

The Duke of Sussex, 38, discussed his relationship with his father King Charles and his stepmother, Camilla, Queen Consort with Anderson Cooper during a 60 Minute special on CBS - addressing his dad's affair with his now-wife whilst still married to Princess Diana.

Diana famously discussed her husband's extra-marital relationship with Camilla during an interview with Martin Bashir in 1995 - delivering the immortal line: "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

In 1998 - one year on from Diana's death in Paris - royal aides confirmed Prince William had been introduced to Camilla, with Harry alleged to have met her at a later date.

Prince Harry discussed his father's relationship with Anderson Cooper during the CBS special (CBS NEWS)

In his upcoming memoir Spare, Harry writes how he and his brother begged their father not to marry in Camilla in February 2005 - something the Duke of Sussex discussed with Anderson during their interview.

"She was the villain. She was the third person in their marriage. She needed to rehabilitate her image," Harry declared during the CBS special - a nod to his mother's famous words.

Diana's tell-all interview in 1995 was watched by an estimated 200 million people and became one of the most-talked about moments of the 20th century, but in 2021, a BBC investigation, launched by Diana's brother Earl Charles Spencer, found that Martin commissioned fake bank statements in order to mislead Diana into telling her story.

Diana's interview made history in the 90s thanks to her revealing comments (Press Association)

Prince William and Harry issued a joint statement denouncing the Panorama interview in May 2021, saying, "It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said. The interview was a major contribution to making my parents' relationship worse and has since hurt countless others."

During his interview on CBS, Harry goes on to confirm to Anderson that he and his brother "both directly their dad not to marry Camilla".

"We didn't think it was necessary," Harry explained.

Harry's interview with Anderson followed his first chat being aired in Britain (CBS News)

"We thought that it was gonna cause more harm than good and that if he was now with his person, that-- surely that's enough. Why go that far when you don't necessarily need to? We wanted him to be happy. And we saw how happy he was with her. So, at the time, it was, 'Ok'."

Charles and Camilla tied the knot in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall on April 9, 2005, with both Prince William and Harry present at the ceremony and an official blessing from the Archbishop of Canterbury at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Harry's interview with Anderson follows the first British broadcast of the Duke of Sussex's UK chat with ITV News presenter Tom Bradby.

Charles and Camilla are now happily married (Getty Images)

Harry: The Interview premiered on ITV on Sunday evening, with Harry, 38, going into unprecedented depth and detail on life in and out of the royal family.

The dad-of-two opened up about sees his late mother Princess Diana in his dreams, took aim at his brother and sister-in-law and recalled facing a "horrible reaction" from his family when the Queen died last year.

King Charles' youngest son has been on something of a promotional tour over recent weeks, ahead of his debut memoir Spare hitting shop shelves on Tuesday.

Several bombshells from Harry's highly-anticipated book have already been revealed despite still being unreleased, thanks to stores in Spain briefly selling the title last week.

Harry has pledged to support British charities with donations from his proceeds from his first book.

The former working royal has already donated $1,500,000 to Sentebale - an organization he founded with Prince Seeiso in their mothers’ legacies, which supports vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS.

He will also donate to the non-profit organization WellChild in the amount of £300,000. WellChild, which he has been Royal patron of for fifteen years, makes it possible for children and young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.

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