When asked why he's being so public about his gripes with the royal family, Harry took aim at Buckingham Palace's "Never complain; never explain" motto, insisting that the institution's refusal to protect him and his wife while also leaking private details about them to the press is akin to "betrayal."
"Every time I've tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leaking and planting of stories against me and my wife," he said. "The family motto is 'Never complain; never explain,' but it's just a motto, and it doesn't really hold."
Harry also claimed "endless" complaining and explaining is coming from the palace. "Through leaks. They will feed — or have a conversation with — the correspondent," he added. "That correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and then write the story, and at the bottom of it, they'll say 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, there becomes a point where silence is betrayal."
Harry said he will never leak anonymously about his family. Instead, he'll tell the truth from his own mouth. "[I'm] trying to speak a language that perhaps they understand. I will sit here and speak truth to you with the words that come out of my mouth rather than using someone else, an unnamed source, to feed in lies or a narrative to a tabloid media that literally radicalises its readers to then potentially cause harm to my family, my wife, my kids."